In most universes, and even in some dystopian visions of the American experiment, the specter of a porn star appearing on 60 Minutes to discuss spanking the president of the United States on the ass with a copy of his own vanity publication would seem too preposterous for words. The segment began with Clifford telling Cooper that she only had relations with the president once, in , after a golf tournament in Lake Tahoe. She claimed that she and Trump met back in his hotel room, where she said he tried to impress her by showing her a cover of a magazine on which he appeared. Soon thereafter, Clifford and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, claimed that the agreement was invalid because Cohen gave a statement about his payment to The New York Times, and because the president himself did not sign it. In her conversation with Cooper, Clifford alleged that she had indeed suffered a threat.