However, it comes as no surprise because Trump is an alleged philanderer and sexual abuser as detailed by his many accusers. He was caught cheating on his wife, Ivana, with Marla Maples with whom he went on to marry in 1993 and divorced in 1999, so Brinkley's tale is not so far-fetched.
The 64-year-old former model remembered when Trump called her to invite her for a ride on his private plane to Aspen, but Brinkley declined the offer.
"My phone rings and this guy goes, 'Hey, Christie, it's The Donald.' I say, 'Hi, Billy,' because I was dating Billy at the time," Brinkley told Porter magazine. "But the voice goes, 'No, no. It's The Donald. I hear you're leaving for Aspen tomorrow. I am, too. I'd like to give you a ride on my private jet.'"
Brinkley was not about to put herself in a situation with a married man.
"So I reply, 'Thank you, but I have already arranged my flights.' I knew he was married, and there he was asking me to go on his plane. He was kind of flirty about it. He was out chasing skirts," Brinkley said.
On her impression of Trump, Brinkley said she always found the president to be "smarmy."
“I’ve had dinner with him. I’ve always found him smarmy, as in, ‘Watch out, part the waves, the rich people are coming, everything is gold, solid 24-carat gold, the best, the greatest, nobody else has more gold on anything in their house than me. Did you bring a brush? Let’s gold-leaf it,’" Brinkley said.
Trump's predecessor wasn't involved in any womanizing scandals, and he didn't embarrass his family to this degree. While most of Trump's uncouth actions were documented prior to him running for office, he was still elected. If this had been a man of a different race with a track record like Trump's, he might not have even been able to campaign for president.
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