Business mogul Donald Trump on Tuesday declared that celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred would be “very, very impressed” with his genitals after she suggested that he should prove he was a “naturally born man” because a transgender model was barred from competing in one of his beauty contests.
Just hours before a press conference where Allred represented 23-year-old beauty queen Jenna Talackova, the Miss Universe Organization — which is co-owned by Trump — reversed its initial decision and said Talackova would be allowed to compete in the Canadian pageant.
But the organization added that Talackova must meet “the legal gender recognition requirements of Canada, and the standards established by other international competitions,” according to AFP.
Unhappy with that wording, the model called on Trump to clarify that she could compete regardless of how Canadian authorities rule.
“I am a woman,” she said. “I was devastated. … I have never asked for any special consideration, I only wanted to compete. I saw the statement by Mr. Trump’s representative and I found it quite confusing.”
Allred told reporters that Talackova was “thrilled to be selected as one of the finalists in Canada and was looking forward to the May 17th to May 19th 2012 dates, at which time Miss Universe Canada will be chosen.”
“However Jenna was shocked when she was told that she was not be permitted to continue to compete for Miss Canada because of the rule that… requires that the contestant be a ‘naturally born’ woman,” Allred remarked. “She did not ask Mr. Trump to prove that he is a naturally born man. Or to see the photos of his birth to view his anatomy to prove that he was male.”
Calling in to TMZ Live on Tuesday, Trump immediately bragged about his manhood.
“I think that Gloria would be very, very, very impressed with [my penis],” Trump told TMZ’s Harvey Levin. “I think she would have a whole brand new image of Donald Trump.”
“Are you saying that in countries that don’t recognize people changing their sex, where it becomes kind of a legal thing, that you would not allow those people in those countries to compete in Miss Universe?” Levin asked.
“I think if you do it for Canada and the United States, you do it for everywhere,” Trump explained. “That would just seem to be common sense. So, that would be OK. The law of Canada is very clear and the law of the United States is very clear on this and we go by the law.”
But Allred shouldn’t be expecting a mea culpa from Trump anytime soon.
“There will be no apology whatsoever,” the billionaire reality star insisted. “And, frankly, if she competes, that’s wonderful, and if she doesn’t want to compete because maybe she thinks she can’t win, that’s fine also. I couldn’t care less.”
Watch this video from TMZ, broadcast April, 3, 2012.
(H/T: Think Progress)