Another day, another comment from Donald Trump makes headlines. This time, however, people aren’t angry at something Trump said on the campaign trail, or during a debate with Hillary Clinton.
In fact, a comment Trump made more than a decade ago has come back to haunt him. That’s right – it was so weird that it’s managed to survive more than a decade’s worth of Trump one-liners.
Back in 2003, Trump brought up Paris Hilton in a conversation about attractive women. The problem was, he was talking about her when she was just 12 years old.
During an interview with American television personality Howard Stern, Trump said:
Now, somebody who a lot of people don’t give credit to but in actuality is really beautiful is Paris Hilton.
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 a room and I said, ‘Who the hell is that?’
Stern then asked Trump if he wanted “to bang her”. His reply was disturbingly vague:
She's a very... Well, at 12 I wasn't interested. I've never been into that. They've sort of always stuck around that 25 category.
The interview resurfaced following Trump’s latest controversy. During his first presidential debate with opponent Hillary Clinton, the Republican nominee said former Miss Universe Alicia Machado was “the worst Miss Universe ever”.
Trump falsely accused Machado of having a sex tape, then it was revealed - from Trump to Stern - that he had watched Paris Hilton’s sex tape. That's right - Trump watched a sex tape of his friends' daughter.
When asked what he thought of the tape, he said he thought it “probably made Paris even better”.
I think it's probably unfortunate and it made Paris hotter in terms of the world because the world is so screwed up. I mean, you think a thing like that is going to destroy, like Hugh Grant who I love. I think he's great. He's a member of my golf club. You would have think he would have been destroyed by what happened to him and he's the biggest star now than he ever was, so you never know what happens but I think it probably made Paris even better.