Trump slams sketch released by Stormy Daniels; calls it 'a total con job'

Actress Stormy Daniels leaves federal court following a hearing Monday in New York | Photo: AP/PTI

President Donald Trump says a porn actress is pulling "a total con job" by promoting an artist's sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump years ago.

The sketch depicts a white male in his 30s or 40s and carries a description of him as "lean but fit." Actress Stormy Daniels says it's the man who menaced her and her young daughter and warned her in 2011 to stay quiet.

Trump's having none of it: "A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!" Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, says he's increased a $100,000 reward to $131,000 for information leading to the man's identification.