President Trump had an affair with a former Playboy model while married to his current wife, and the National Enquirer helped him cover it up.

A former “Playmate of the Year,” documented the relationship in an eight-page note that one of her friends shared with the New Yorker‘s Ronan Farrow.

Karen McDougal met Trump in June 2006 at a party at the Playboy Mansion for his reality TV show “The Apprentice,” and she said he immediately took an interest in her.

“It was so obvious that a Playmate Promotions exec said, ‘Wow, he was all over you – I think you could be his next wife,’” the former model said.

Trump had been married to Melania for nearly two years at that point, and she had just given birth to their son.

McDougal claims Trump offered her money afterward.

“I looked at him and said, ‘No thanks – I’m not ‘that girl.’ I slept with you because I like you – NOT for money’ – He told me ‘you are special.’,” she wrote.

The chairman of the American Media, Inc., David Pecker paid $150,000 for the exclusive rights to McDougal’s story — which it never published.

Pecker describes Trump a “personal friend,” and he’s been known to buy damaging stories about the president that he then sits on, which is called “catch and kill” in the tabloid industry.