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What about sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads?

What's the deal with Trump and sharks?

Don't expect President Trump to take a swim in the ocean anytime soon.

In an exclusive interview, InTouch Weekly met with adult film star Stormy Daniels to discuss her alleged affair with Trump in 2006. The Wall Street Journal reported that Daniels was paid by Trump's lawyer to keep quiet about the encounter during the 2016 campaign — but what she did reveal to InTouch Weekly is that that the president really, really does not like sharks. "He is obsessed with sharks. Terrified of sharks," she said.

Trump divulged his shark fixation to Daniels in a suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where she said she met the mogul shortly after their initial tryst in Lake Tahoe, California. Daniels said that when she came into the room, she could see Trump was watching Discovery Channel's Shark Week. She added that Trump told her that while he donates to several charities, he would "never donate to any charity that helps sharks. I hope they all die."

Sharks have long been a concern for Trump. Politico's Josh Dawsey did some sleuthing and discovered that the president once prophesied a dark future in which sharks outlive humans:

The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold also pointed out that the Trump Organization hasn't given money to organizations that support Trump's least favorite sea creature. Kelly O'Meara Morales