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Donald Trump’s ‘crass,’ sexist remarks made at White House event in 1993 unearthed

November 21, 2016

When The Washington Post published the leaked 2005 video of Trump boasting about forcing himself on women last month, Trump’s explanation was that the content of the recording amounted to “locker room” talk. Well, now The Huffington Post has dug up an out-of-print book by Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan that details his visit to the 1993 White House Correspondents’ Dinner — and the vulgar language he used that resulted in a supermodel sitting at his table that night to ask for a new seat. We can only conclude that by “locker room” Trump means any public space, because the comments ascribed to him that evening aren’t all that different from what he uttered when he was caught by an Access Hollywood hot mic running his trap.

Trump was a guest at the annual dinner of Vanity Fair and ended up sitting right next to supermodel Vendela Kirsebom, at the table next to Noonan’s. Noonan described the sight of Trump as, “A halo of sprayed hair, a face still round with subcutaneous fat. When we were introduced I looked into his eyes — small, bright, thoughtfree — and was surprised to think: He’s crazy.” The event took place on May 1 of that year. Just a few weeks earlier, Trump and Marla Maples, his second wife, had publicly announced that she was pregnant.

Not long after that introduction, trouble arose. Noonan reported at the time that Kirsebom was looking to change tables thanks to the flurry of vulgar remarks that were flying from Trump’s mouth.

According to Noonan’s account, Trump “had spent the meal talking about her [Kirsebom’s] breasts and other women’s breasts and who has good legs and who’s probably good at sex. It was all so vulgar, so comically crass, that it was a surprise. People don’t usually act so exactly like their reputations.” At one point, Noonan reported, Trump said that overweight women aren’t “real women.” Trump, a noted teetotaler, can’t even blame the purported foul-mouthed rant on having imbibed too many adult beverages at the dinner. His team didn’t respond to HuffPost’s request for a comment.

HuffPost’s Todd Van Luling reached out to Noonan to discuss the night in question, but she, too, declined to talk. Meanwhile, he did manage to track down Kirsebom, who was more than willing to discuss what she recalled about that night.

Read the full story at The Huffington Post.


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