President Trump did not know about a $130,000 payoff to an adult film actress who claimed she'd had a sexual affair with him even as he paid tens of thousands of dollars to the NY attorney who made the payments, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday.
In April, Trump told reporters he had no knowledge of the payment Cohen made to Daniels in October 2016.
The remarks by Giuliani, the former federal prosecutor and mayor of NY, implied that Trump was aware of the payments at the time, contradicting the president's statements to the contrary just last month.
Both Giuliani and Trump have insisted the payment to Daniels was not a campaign expense.
Kate McKinnon also appears during the sketch as Trump's new lawyer Rudy Giuliani and is revealed to be speaking during a Fox News interview.
He called it "a nuisance payment" rather than "a settlement".
Giuliani, appearing on ABC's "This Week", said despite Trump publicly stating his willingness to meet with Mueller, he continues to urge Trump against such an interview, saying investigators in the Russian Federation probe were "trying to trap" the president. "They don't have a case on obstruction, which is why they're asking all these cockamamie questions about what do you feel, what do you think", Giuliani said.
Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said she was not aware of any other possible payoffs.
Stephanopoulos eventually asked whether Michael Cohen had made payments to other women on Trump's behalf.
Baldwin's Trump then said to call another one of his lawyers, Rudy Giuliani, played by Kate McKinnon, saying that he has "the sharpest mind since 'My Cousin Vinny'".
"He's the president of the United States", Giuliani said.
After Trump asks what Daniels needs to make "this all go away", she responds, "a resignation".
Conway also stressed that Trump has denied Daniels' allegations of an affair between the two, and said she accepted his denial. "I'm going to walk him into a prosecution for perjury like Martha Stewart did?" said Giuliani, who has been Trump's top personal attorney for a tumultuous two weeks.
After Giuliani revealed for the first time on Wednesday that Trump had reimbursed Cohen the $130,000, Trump said on Twitter that Cohen was paid via retainer. The Washington Post's Fact Checker has been tracking Trump's false or misleading public claims in office, and so far, it has found more than 3,000 such comments - an average of 6.5 claims per day.
"That's not a decision to be made now, there's no reason to be made now. I mean I don't understand what's so complicated about that unless you're trying to hide things".
"The agreement with Michael Cohen, as far as I know, is a longstanding agreement, that Michael Cohen takes care of situations like this, then gets paid for them, sometimes", he said.