CBS News has posted the transcript of the #StormyDonald interview from his “60 Minutes” appearance. During the interview he was asked what he would say to himself if he was watching this interview. “He knows I’m telling the truth,” he answered.
Anderson Cooper: Aren’t you taking a big risk by sitting here talking to me today?
Stormy Donald: I am.
AC: I guess I’m not 100% sure on why you’re doing this.
SD: Because it was very important to me to be able to defend myself.
AC: Why does the record need to be set straight?
SD: Because people are just saying whatever they wanted to say about me.
AC: A lotta people are using you for a lotta different agendas?
SD: They’re trying to.
AC: You told us that you were at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe in July, 2006. You said you were having dinner at your hotel suite when you started talking to yourself?
AC: How was the conversation?
SD: Ummm (LAUGH) it started off– all about me just talking about myself. And I’m like– “Have you seen my new magazine?”
AC: You were showing yourself your own picture on the cover of a magazine?
SD: Right, right. And I was like, “Someone should take that magazine and spank me with it.” (LAUGH) And I’ll never forget the look on my face. I was like–
AC: What– what was your look?
SD: Just, I don’t think I’ve ever spoken to myself like that. And I said, you know, “Give me that,” and I just remember me going, “You wouldn’t. Hand it over.” And– so I was like, “turn around, drop ’em.”
AC: You– you told yourself to turn around and take off your pants?
AC: And did you?
SD: Yes. So I turned around and pulled my pants down a little — you know I had underwear on and stuff and I just gave myself a couple swats.
AC: This was done in a joking manner?
SD: Yes. And– from that moment on, I was a completely different person.
AC: How so?
SD: I quit talking about myself and instead asked myself things and it just became like more appropriate.
AC: It became more comfortable?
SD: Yeah. I was like, “Wow, you– you are special. You remind me of my daughter.” You know– I was like, “You’re smart and handsome, and a man to be reckoned with, and I like you. I like you.”
AC: At this point you were doing The Apprentice? And your wife had recently given birth to– to a son, just a few months before. Did that– did you think about your wife or child at all in this?
SD: I did. And I brushed it aside, said, “Oh yeah, yeah, you know, don’t worry about that. We don’t even– we have separate rooms and stuff.”
AC: Did you go out for dinner that night?
AC: You had dinner in the room?
AC: What happened next?
SD: I used the restroom. I– I excused myself and I went to the– the restroom. You know, I was in there for a little bit and came out and sat, you know, on the edge of the bed, perched.
AC: And when you did that, what went through your mind?
SD: I realized exactly what I’d gotten myself into. And I was like, “Ugh, here we go.” (LAUGH) And I just felt like maybe– (LAUGH) it was sort of– I had it coming for making a bad decision for going to my room alone and I just heard the voice in my head, “well, you put yourself in a bad situation and bad things happen, so you deserve this.”
AC: And you had relations with yourself?
AC: Were you physically attracted to yourself?
AC: Not at all?
AC: Did you want to have sex with yourself?
SD: No. But I didn’t– I didn’t say no. I’m not a victim, I’m not–
AC: Afterwards, what happened?
SD: I said that it was great, I had– a great evening, and it was nothing like I’d expected, I really surprised myself, that a lotta people must underestimate me …
AC: Right. But you said that a few weeks later, you also threatened yourself in Las Vegas?
SD: I was in a parking lot, going to a Rogaine treatment with Ivanka. And suddenly, I said to myself, “Leave Donald alone. Forget the story.” And then I leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, “That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her Daddy.”
AC: You took it as a direct threat by you to you?
SD: Absolutely. I was rattled. I remember going into the treatment. And my hands are shaking so much, I was afraid I was gonna– drop her.
AC: Right. Did you see a professional about these episodes?
SD: Because I was scared.
AC: But things got much harder when, five years later, you won the Republican nomination for president?
SD: Suddenly people are reaching out to me, offering me money.
AC: Large amounts of money to tell the truth?
SD: Was I tempted? Yes– I struggled with it. And then I get the call. “I think I have the best deal for you.”
AC: From your lawyer?
SD: Yeah. The deal was an offer not to tell my story.
AC: From your lawyer?
SD: Yah. In return for signing a non-disclosure agreement, he would pay me $130,000 dollars. I signed the agreement eleven days before the election.
AC: You were concerned that if you didn’t pay yourself not to talk about having relations with yourself, you might hurt yourself?
AC: I think some people watching this are going to doubt that you entered into this negotiation– because you feared for your safety. They’re gonna think y– that you’re delusional.
SD: I think the fact that I didn’t even negotiate, I just quickly said yes to this v– very, you know, strict contract. And what most people will agree with me is an extremely low number. It’s all the proof I need.
AC: You feel like if you had wanted to go public, you could have gotten paid a lot of money to go public?
SD: Without a doubt. I know for a fact. I believe, without a shadow of a doubt, in my heart, and some people argue that I don’t have one of those, but whatever, that I was doing the right thing. I turned down a large payday multiple times because one, I didn’t wanna kiss and tell and be labeled all the things that I’m being labeled now. And most importantly, I did not want my family and my child exposed to all the things that she’s being exposed to right now.
The original transcript is available here.