Alicia Silverstone has Donald Trump's phone number and for most bizarre reason ever
Silverstone opened up about the incident on 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert', recounting how she and Trump had a little rendezvous to discuss environmental concerns.
Alicia Silverstone might be the sassy, fierce embodiment of the fearless American Woman today, but about the decade ago, turns out she had exchanged numbers with the not-so-beloved sitting president of the United States.
That's right, Silverstone still happens to have Donald Trump's phone number saved in her contacts list. But before you jump to conclusions or start seeing the 'Clueless' actor in a different light, let us assure you that it's not what it seems.
Silverstone opened up about the incident on 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert', recounting how she and Trump had a "date to talk about solar panels", following which she spilled the little beans on still having his phone number saved.
It all started with Colbert asking her how she became to be an "eco-adviser to Donald Trump" out of nowhere.
"I was on one of the other talk shows in the daytime talking about solar panels and silk milk...," she shared. "And he [Trump] said he was really interested and we exchanged numbers so that we could continue this conversation about solar panels. So I met with him."
Silverstone said it "was worth it to take the meeting because if I could get him to have every building have solar panels on it, wouldn't that be a great accomplishment."
But she will have you assured that Trump's apparent interest in solar panels didn't amount to anything productive. As per Silverstone, he had seemed to be rather invested with concerns about the cost. Ultimately, as per her knowledge of the topic, Trump chose to not infuse the concept of solar panels on any of his buildings.
This was Silverstone's first appearance on Stephen Colbert's talk show, and as is clear from their chat, her interest in trying to talk Trump into the concept of solar panels was clearly not a phase of the environmentalist's life.
She also shared her views on veganism, talking about how in her book, "The Kind Diet", she discusses her various accounts of "flirting" with becoming a vegetarian first.
According to Silverstone, she had first decided to go vegetarian at the tender age of eight, and in her own words, "When I got to 21, I saw footage of how we actually get the animals that we eat and what we do.. [sic]"
But when asked by Colbert if she's a 'smug vegan', she says she "ultimately super supports any progress in that direction. I just hope everyone would try it a little."
As for still having the contact of the POTUS, Silverstone admitted that she is "very tempted to now if the number still works." And pertaining to their unfinished business on solar panels, she gave the message loud and clear. "Mine (phone number) still works, so he can reach out if he needs to address this."