Donald Trump didn’t back down after Hillary Clinton called him out for fat-shaming the winner of the 1996 Miss Universe pageant, Alicia Machado. Instead, he dug down and continued to attack the Venezuelan beauty queen by unleashing an early-morning Twitter smear campaign against Machado. The GOP presidential nominee attacked the former Miss Universe for appearing in a “sex tape,” and this inspired the media to dig up some of Donald Trump’s past comments about one of America’s most famous sex tape stars: Paris Hilton.
During the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton brought up some of the sexist comments her opponent has made about women. As Vanity Fair reports, Clinton mentioned that Donald Trump dubbed Alicia Machado “Missy Piggy” in 1996 after the former Miss Universe gained weight. Trump further humiliated Machado by forcing her to allow the media to film her exercising.
Instead of apologizing for his past behavior and putting the controversy to rest, Donald Trump doubled down during a Fox and Friends interview. He called Alicia Machado “the absolute worst” and complained that she had gained what he thought was a “massive amount of weight” after she won the Miss Universe pageant. Trump didn’t just continue to fat-shame Alicia Machado after Hillary Clinton brought her up during the debate. As the Daily Beast reports, he later attempted to slut-shame her for appearing in a “sex tape,” which he told his Twitter followers to watch.
“Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?” Trump tweeted in the wee hours of the morning on September 30.
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 30, 2016
The “sex tape” Trump is so disgusted by is actually just a non-explicit video clip of Machado in bed with a man. The scene was filmed during Machado’s appearance on La Granja, a reality TV series.
As Politico points out, this isn’t the first time Donald Trump has talked about sex tapes. During a 2003 interview with Howard Stern, he revealed that he watched Paris Hilton’s sex tape with his current wife/then-girlfriend, Melania, after she showed it to him. Trump called the sex tape “unfortunate,” but he also said that it “made Paris hotter” and “even better.” During the same interview, Trump also talked about how he reacted when he saw Paris for the first time when she was 12 years old.
“Now, somebody who a lot of people don’t give credit to but in actuality is really beautiful is Paris Hilton,” Trump said, according to the Huffington Post. “I’ve known Paris Hilton from the time she’s 12, her parents are friends of mine, and the first time I saw her she walked into the room and I said, ‘Who the hell is that?'”
When Howard Stern asked Donald Trump if he wanted to “bang” the young heiress, the GOP presidential nominee didn’t exactly respond with revulsion.
“Well, at 12, I wasn’t interested,” Trump said. “I’ve never been into that… but she was beautiful.”
— HuffPostEnt (@HuffPostEnt) September 30, 2016
According to the New York Daily News, Ivanka Trump made a deal with her father to ensure that he never dated anyone under age 17.
“I have a deal with her. She’s 17 and doing great — Ivanka. She made me promise, swear to her that I would never date a girl younger than her,” Trump told Howard Stern in June 1999. “So as she grows older, the field is getting very limited.”
Paris Hilton is currently 35 and is one year older than Ivanka Trump, so she’s not a part of that “very limited” field that is off-limits to Donald Trump. Donald’s current wife is 46.
A few years after Donald Trump made his dating deal with Ivanka, he complimented his daughter’s “very nice figure” during an appearance on The View.
“I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her,” Donald said, according to the Associated Press.
— CryBabyNews.com (@crybabynews) August 19, 2016
Paris Hilton isn’t the only celebrity sex tape star that Donald Trump has shared his thoughts about. According to Buzzfeed, he told Howard Stern that he’d have sex with Whoopi Goldberg over Pamela Anderson because of the former Baywatch star’s hepatitis C diagnosis. During a 2014 interview, he also told Stern that he thinks that Paris Hilton’s former BFF, Kim Kardashian, has a “bad body.” Stern had asked Trump if he thought that Kardashian’s butt was too big.
“Well, absolutely! It’s record setting. In the old days, they’d say she’s got a bad body,” Trump said, according to Hollywood Life.
As People reports, Donald Trump also called Kim Kardashian “a little bit large” during a 2013 interview with HLN’s Showbiz Tonight. Kardashian was pregnant at the time.
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