Vanity Fair reportedly invited Donald Trump as one of its “novelty guests” to fill a seat at one of its two tables at the 1993 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
He was seated next to Swedish supermodel Vendela Kirsebom.
According to Kirsebom, all the media mogul could go on about was an “excruciating” rant about women’s breasts.
“He talked about big breasts, small breasts, how one was better than the other and the differences between them,” she recalled.
“His main focus was breasts and the sizes of women's bodies. Fat women were not real women in his opinion. … He basically said if you are not attractive and beautiful, then you don't have any purpose as a woman.”
She had to ask the organizers to move her after Trump continued to make “vulgar” and “sexist” remarks about women’s bodies throughout the night.
Vanity Fair Editor-in-Chief Graydon Carter, who handled seating for the event, remembers the incident: "After 45 minutes she came over to my table, almost in tears, and pleaded with me to move her. It seems that Trump had spent his entire time with her assaying the ‘tits’ and legs of the other female guests and asking how they measured up to those of other women, including his wife. ‘He is,’ she told me, in words that seemed familiar, ‘the most vulgar man I have ever met.’”
Trump normally doesn't have much to do with political correctness and can easily be called the king of racist comments, sexist slurs and hateful words. However, nothing he says is more cringeworthy than his sexist disdain and utter lack of respect for women.
And it's not just him; his entire bandwagon of followers, including his running mate Mike Pence, seem to be of the same mind.
The earliest claims of sexual misconduct date back to the early 1980s when Jessica Leeds claimed she was groped on a flight. Trump allegedly raised the armrest separating them and grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hands up her skirt. “He was like an octopus,” she said. “His hands were everywhere.”
However, there seems to be no end to the list of women who have been either sexually assaulted or offended by the Republican nominee.
From Miss USA contestant Cassandra Searles' claims of being groped by Trump to People magazine writer Natasha Stoynoff remembering how he tried to force himself on her while she was interviewing him and Tasha Dixon, a former Miss Arizona, recalling (and Trump himself bragging) how he used to walk in on them in their changing rooms on multiple occasions — the list is long and seemingly endless.
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