New Brunswick — On the same night that adult film star Stormy Daniels gave her scandalous interview for 60 Minutes in which she outlined her relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump, Premier Brian Gallant spoke with CTV News anchor Steve Murphy about his secret relationship with Daniels, and his decision to cover it up.
“I was ashamed,” he said, during the interview. “This was no way for a premier to behave.”
Oddly enough, it was Gallant who called for the interview. He said he wanted to get ahead of the story so that people could “hear the truth straight from his mouth” before “the gossip columns” got a hold of it.
The interview took place in Gallant’s office, with the two men sitting across from one another in black leather chairs. Murphy began with a few pleasantries and soft-ball questions before getting down to the nitty-gritty.
“This relationship with Ms. Daniels…was it sexual in nature?” Murphy asked, leaning forward in his chair.
Gallant nodded solemnly.
“I see,” said Murphy, looking to his notes. “Where did these…liaisons take place?
“It happened everywhere,” said Gallant. “My house, my office, my car, hotels, restaurant bathrooms…you name it.”
“Dear god,” said Murphy, disapprovingly. “What about your recently purchased summer home? Did it happen there as well?”
“Oh no, it never happened there,” said Gallant. “We don’t have internet up there yet. I haven’t been able to set is up. It’s been miserable. I swear, that’s the last time I sign up with Bell.”
Murphy gave him a perplexed look. Then, slowly, it dawned on him.
“Wait. Are you talking about watching pornography featuring Ms. Daniels?” he asked.
Gallant lowered his gaze and shook his head.
“It was more than just watching,” he muttered.
Murphy looked at him, dumbstuck. For his part, Gallant remained quiet. After a brief moment, however, the premier bit his lip and placed a hand to his chin, visibly struggling to contain his emotion.
“I…I just want people to trust me again, you know?” he said, finally, his voice breaking into a sob. “I want to put it all out in the open. To have a clean slate.”
Murphy shifted uncomfortably in his seat.
“Well..uh, Brian…I appreciate your, um, candor in this matter, and..uh..I hope that the people of New Brunswick can find their way to forgiving you,” he said, shuffling his papers.
“Yes, I now throw myself on their mercy,” Gallant agreed. “I think the hardest part will be rectifying it with myself. Luckily, my wonderful wife has decided to stand by me through all of this. She is my rock.”
The camera cut to his wife, who quickly covered her face and waved it away.
“All right. So that’s that, I guess,” said Murphy, wrapping up. “Is there anything else you’d like to get off of your chest?”
“Actually, there is,” said Gallant, hanging his head once again. “Have you ever heard of a woman named Alexis Texas?”