That’s the bombshell claim of a disaffected former Trump staffer who is peddling the allegation to various media outlets, including The National ENQUIRER, a sister publication of RadarOnline.com.
Dino Sajudin, who worked at the Trump Organization as a doorman, first approached The ENQUIRER in the early stages of the 2016 campaign, Radar can reveal.
Sajudin sensationally claimed to reporters and editors at The ENQUIRER that he’d heard the “love child” scuttlebutt from other Trump Organization employees.
Internal emails reviewed by Radar show The ENQUIRER jumped to publish the story, and feared tipping off the Trump camp.
“We have not made any moves on Dino’s contacts,” wrote Dylan Howard, editor in chief of The ENQUIRER, “because they could go right to Trump.”
On November 30, 2015, The ENQUIRER signed Sajudin to a $30,000 contract to be paid “upon publication” for information he had about an alleged Trump “love child,” according to documents reviewed by Radar.
As is its practice, The ENQUIRER asked Sajudin to submit to a lie detector test. But, on December 9, 2015, Sajudin refused to take the test unless he was given an advance on his $30,000 payment!
The ENQUIRER agreed to give him $500 if he passed his polygraph.
According to the polygrapher’s written report to The ENQUIRER’S executive editor: “The polygraph examination was being conducted to verify whether the subject was being truthful regarding allegations that he had heard while employed at the Trump World Towers located in New York City.”
“The subject alleged that he heard from other employees that Donald Trump had a child with a female employee identified as (Name Redacted).” Radar has chosen not to identify the woman — as she is a private figure.
He was asked:
1) “Did you hear from employees and residents of the Trump World Towers that (Name Redacted) had a child with Donald Trump?” Answer: “Yes”
2) "Did you hear from (Name Redacted) that (Name Redacted) had a child with Donald Trump?" Answer: "Yes"
3) “Did you overhear (Name Redacted) saying that (Name Redacted) got knocked up by the boss?" Answer: “Yes”
4) “Are you telling the truth regarding information that you are providing to The National ENQUIRER?" Answer: “Yes”
Concluded the polygrapher: “In conclusion, it is the professional opinion of this examiner based on the subject’s reactions to the relevant test questions, that the subject was being truthful regarding the above-mentioned issues.”
After passing the test, Sajudin demanded he be paid his entire source fee — $30,000 — up front, or he was going to take the story elsewhere.
Faced with losing the source, or possibly losing its money, The ENQUIRER blinked, and agreed to pay the entire fee.
But after four weeks of investigation, and dozens of phone calls, the tabloid — famed for proving John Edwards had fathered a “love child” — concluded the story was NOT true.
“When we realized we would be unable to publish, and other media outlets approached the source about his tale, we released Sajudin from the exclusivity clause that had accompanied his $30,000 payment, freeing him to tell his story to whomever he wanted,” said ENQUIRER Editor-In-Chief Dylan Howard.
“Many organizations have since tried … including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Associated Press.
“The latest is Ronan Farrow from The New Yorker, who is calling our staff, and seems to think this is another example of how The ENQUIRER, by supposedly 'catching and killing' stories about President Trump is a threat to national security.
He added, “We’re flattered by this attention, and wish that it were true. Unfortunately, however, Dino Sajudin is one fish that swam away.”