Former President Donald Trump has been hounded and maligned by critics for years -- and now even faces criminal charges -- over an alleged affair in 2006 with porn star Stormy Daniels that he purportedly sought to keep quiet with a "hush money" payment and non-disclosure agreement in 2016 that she violated when she came forward publicly in 2018.
Now Daniels has said in a recent interview that she regrets ever saying anything about the alleged affair with Trump at all, as it feels to her like "it was just for nothing," the New York Post reported.
She expressed her concern that despite everything that has been said and done against Trump in relation to her, she fears that he ultimately will "get away with" never having to face any real accountability for his alleged crimes.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, appeared in-studio for an interview on "Good Morning Britain" while in the United Kingdom for a speaking engagement at Oxford University.
Asked about her expression of regret, Daniels said, "Nobody cares what the truth is anymore," and a moment later reiterated that "when you are showing people the actual facts and the evidence it just doesn't matter."
She went on to say that she didn't feel "defeated" but she did feel that "I spoke my truth, but it was just for nothing. I just feel like if people don’t want to face facts and see the truth and make a change and let somebody get away with this, then you know what, I’d rather have had the time back with my family."
Daniels went on to claim that she is continuously "attacked" by Trump supporters -- as has been her horse, albeit without any elaboration on that assertion -- and further claimed that "they have gone after friends and family.
She did note that she "absolutely" intended to testify against Trump at his upcoming trial in Manhattan, but said, "If I could go back and do it over, I almost -- this is a really terrible thing to say -- I almost feel like humans aren’t really worth saving at this point. Like, what's the point? Truth doesn't seem to matter."
Asked later if she was "frightened" by Trump's apparent power, Daniels replied, "Yes, we all should be," but then clarified a second later, "I’m not frightened of him. He doesn’t scare me at all. I’m frightened of his sycophants and his followers."
"Aand it’s the tone that has changed since the first time around" in terms of the threats that she has received and how most of the attackers were initially anonymous but "now they’ve become bold. And they’ve changed -- their threats are more real" and they are using "real accounts" and "real phone numbers."
The Daily Wire reported that Daniels telling "Good Morning Britain" that she "absolutely" would still testify against Trump was similar to what she had told Piers Morgan in an interview last month when asked about the prospect of testifying.
Daniels said the idea was "scary" and "daunting, but I look forward to it" because "I have nothing to hide. I’m the only one that has been telling the truth, and you can’t shame me anymore."
She went on to suggest that not being called to testify might create a perception that her claims were unbelievable and said, "Having them call me in and put me on the stand legitimizes my story and who I am, and if they don’t, it almost feels like they’re hiding me."