A former supermodel says that she was so disgusted and offended by Donald Trump at a White House dinner in 1993 that she asked to be moved to another table rather than continue to listen to him ranting about women’s breast sizes and how “fat women aren’t real women.”
Swedish-born Vendela Kirsebom, now 49, told the Daily Mail that the portion of her evening at the White House spent next to Trump was “excruciating.”
“Everything he said was so vulgar. I couldn’t listen to his nonsense for an entire night so I asked if I could be moved,” Kirsebom told the Mail.
“He talked about big breasts, small breasts, how one was better than the other and the differences between them,” she recounted. “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,” Kirsebom said.
The Clinton White House gala was organized by Vanity Fair magazine. Editor Graydon Carter seated Kirsebom next to Trump because he thought “she would get a kick out of him.”
Carter told the Mail, “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 ‘t***’ and legs of the other female guests and asking how they measured up to those of other women.”
Kirsebom reportedly told Carter, “He is the most vulgar man I’ve ever met.”
Furthermore, the model said, Trump seemed to be enjoying humiliating his then-fiancee Marla Maples.
“The night was suppose to be about politics and meeting interesting people, not sitting next to someone who degraded the women he saw,” she said. “I was really p***** off and mad at the time. The whole experience was really too much.”
As a president, Kirsebom said, Trump would be “awful for the entire world.”
The model was married to Swedish politician Olaf Thommessen for 11 years. She has two daughters and reportedly speaks six languages.
Trump has come under fire in recent weeks over his pattern of abusive sexism toward women. A 2005 audio recording of Trump yukking it up with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush and boasting that his fame allows him to manhandle women with impunity.
“When you’re a star they let you do it,” the former reality TV star said. “Grab them by the pu**y…you can do anything.”
Since the tape surfaced and Trump lied on the stage of the second presidential debate to defend himself, a torrent of women have come forward with complaints about Trump touching, groping, kissing and grabbing them against their will.