Donald Trump’s ex-girlfriend, Rowanne Brewer Lane, told Fox News on Monday that The New York Times had misrepresented her quotes about the candidate.
In a report published over the weekend, The New York Times said that it found “repeated instances of Trump insulting women and making unwanted advances even in the workplace.”
But on Monday, Lane appeared on Fox News to counter what she said was the paper’s negative “spin” about the time that she was asked to change into a swimsuit soon after meeting Trump.
“They told me and my manager several times that it would not be a hit piece,” Lane said. “And that my story would come across the way that I was telling it and honestly. And it absolutely was not.”
“He never made me feel like I was being demeaned in any way, he never offended me in any way,” she continued. “I didn’t wear a bathing suit to [Donald Trump’s party 30 years ago]. I came from a [modeling] shoot. And I started talking with Donald and chatting with him over the course of the first 20 minutes I was there, and we seemed to get along in conversation nicely.”
“And we got into a certain part [of the conversation] and he asked me if I had a swimsuit, and I said I didn’t,” Lane recalled. “And he asked me if I wanted one and so I said, ‘Okay, you know, sure.'”
According to Lane, she changed into the swimsuit and Trump praised her in front of his guests: “Now that’s a stunning Trump girl.”
“I was actually flattered,” she insisted. “I didn’t feel like it was a demeaning situation or comment at all. And that’s what I told the Times and they spun it completely differently.”
Although Lane said that the paper never misquoted her, she said that the negative spin on the story was “not how it felt” at the time.
“I think Donald is doing a great job,” Lane concluded. “And he is a very successful businessman, he’s a great leader because of that. He has a lot going for him, let’s face it. And I’m supporting him.”
Watch the video below from Fox & Friends, broadcast May 16, 2016.