Russian TV rushes to defend Trump's private parts against Stormy Daniels' claims
In her upcoming memoir, Daniels likens Trump's manhood to "the mushroom character in Mario Kart."
It was reported last week that Daniels, who claims to have had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006 while he was married to Melania Trump, describes Trump's penis as "smaller than average" but "not freakishly small" in the book.
Daniels adds: "He knows he has an unusual penis. It has a huge mushroom head. Like a toadstool." She goes on to describe Trump as "a guy with Yeti pubes and a dick like the mushroom character in Mario Kart."
No sooner had the first round of late-night talk show jokes ended in the U.S. than media figures in Russia were sticking up for Trump's endowment.
According to the Moscow Times, pro-Kremlin pundit Dmitry Kiselyov accused Daniels of “professional deformation” in his Sunday talk show, calling her accusations a "hit below the belt."
"No one seems to be concerned about the fact that porn actresses have their own rating system when it comes to size and what 'average' means," he said in a segment called “Militant Porno." "Her partners in film were selected on the basis of unnaturally grotesque dimensions. So let’s support Trump, purely as men."
On Russia-1's "Vesti Nedeli" ("Weekly News"), pro-Putin anchor Dmitry Kiselyov complained that Trump had been subjected to “bullying.”
“How do you think Donald Trump should answer?” said Kiselyov. “Is he supposed to pull down his zipper and whip out his goods?
It's unclear if Kiselyov knows that Trump has already obliquely discussed his penis size in an innuendo-laden Republican primary debate after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) needled him about the size of his hands on the campaign trail.
Daniels sued to be released from a non-disclosure agreement with Trump, in which she was paid $130,000 weeks before the 2016 presidential election to stay quiet about their affair. Her lawsuit resulted in an FBI investigation into Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, who admitted to crimes including tax fraud, bank fraud, excessive campaign contributions and unlawful corporate contributions. He faces three to six years in prison, although recent reports indicate he is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.