Donald Trump is at it again, and this time he is after 42-year-old German model, Heidi Klum. During an interview with Maureen Dowd of the New York Times,Trump discussed a variety of topics including his achievements, his campaign, and of course, his opinion on women. While Rosie O’Donnell surprisingly was not the target this time, Trump does not seem to see Hedi Klum in the same light as he previously did. When asked about how he tones down his sometimes outrageous personality, he responded in typical Donald Trump fashion.
“Sometimes I do go a little bit far,” he told Dowd. “Heidi Klum. Sadly, she’s no longer a 10.”
It is anyone’s guess on why Klum is the victim this time, but Trump claims he has nothing against women, and even finds them to be amazing.
“I have many women executives and they are paid at least as much as the men,” he said. “I find women to be amazing.”
Calling Klum “no longer a 10” is actually fairly tame for Trump when insulting women. He has referred to Rosie O’Donnell multiple times as a “fat pig, dog, slob, disgusting animal.” He has also said that Rosie talks like a trucker and would fire her if he had the chance. He even threatened to send one of his friends over to take her girlfriend from her. He capped it off by claiming he is considering suing Rosie “for fun.”
This is not the first time that Trump has insulted Klum. According to an article from Philly, he apparently believed she was losing her looks in 2005 when he said, “I looked at her the other day, and it’s off.” Halle Berry, Nicollette Sheridan, and Carmen Electra also felt his wrath in the article.
So what does Klum think about Trump’s opinion that she is no longer a 10? She responded on Twitter earlier this afternoon and does not seem too upset about her new status as a 9.99.
In the short video posted, she is getting her picture taken with a white shirt and a piece of paper taped to her that says “10.” A mysterious man in a mask meant to be Donald Trump rips it off to reveal 9.99 on her shirt. Heidi is clearly having fun with the comments and it does not appear she is going to lose much sleep over the fact that Trump no longer believes she is a perfect 10.
So how do you stay on Donald Trump’s good side?
“I’m a counterpuncher,” he told Dowd. “I can’t hit people who don’t hit me. Maybe that’s my weakness. Perry started it. Lindsey Graham started it.”
While we cannot find any record of Klum insulting Trump, we think it is safe to say Donald is not being entirely truthful with that quote.
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