Model Christie Brinkley says that Trump tried to "chase her skirt" back in the 80s, while married to Ivana
Model Christie Brinkley is the latest woman to say that President Trump attempted to seduce her when he was married, according to a new interview with Porter Magazine.
“Uptown Girl” model Christie Brinkley claims that President Trump tried to win her over in the late 1980s while still being married to Ivana. She becomes one of the latest to join the long list of women who have accused Donald Trump of attempting to seduce them and have alleged sexual misconduct on his part.
In an interview with Porter magazine, Brinkley said that she once turned down Trump when he asked her to join him on his chartered jet, offering a ride to Aspen, Colorado. She was dating Billy Joel and Trump was married to Ivana and was the father of three kids at that time. Brinkley brushed off his behavior as simply "chasing skirts."
Brinkley remembers a phone call she received from Trump at the Plaza Hotel, who told her that he’d heard she was headed to Aspen and wanted to give her a ride on his private jet.
She said, “My phone rings and this guy goes, ‘Hey, Christie, it’s The Donald.’ I say, ‘Hi, Billy,’ because I was dating Billy [Joel] at the time. But the voice goes, ‘No, no. It’s The Donald! … I hear you’re leaving for Aspen tomorrow. I am too. I’d like to give you a ride on my private jet.’”
Brinkley continued, “So I reply, ‘Thank you, but I have already arranged my flights.’ I knew he was married, and there he was asking me to go on his plane. He was kind of flirty about it. He was out chasing skirts.”
She added, “I’m done being discreet. I’ve had dinner with him. I’ve always found him smarmy, as in, ‘Watch out, part the waves, the rich people are coming, everything is gold, solid 24-carat gold, the best, the greatest, nobody else has more gold on anything in their house than me. Did you bring a brush? Let’s gold-leaf it!’
The senior model blatantly said no to his advances. “I reply, ‘Thank you, but I have already arranged my flights.’ ‘So cancel them!’ was his response and I say, ‘No, thank you. I’m going with friends’,” she said. Joel and Brinkley had started dating in 1983 and the couple got married two years after.
Donald Trump's advances at the former Sports Illustrated cover model might have been dismissed but not long after in 1990, his wife Ivana and mistress Marla Maples had a heated argument on the ski slopes in Aspen. The eruptive fight made major headlines and Trump's alleged affair with Maples became public. Later, Trump openly admitted to his relationship with Maples in 1994 in an interview.
Brinkley has repeatedly bashed the president on her Twitter account:
Time FOR EVERYONE OF US to stand up to trump’s fear and hatemongering or forever be complicit! History will shame the silent. I’m just a model and even I know that. https://t.co/IK7s3vzvoE— Christie Brinkley (@SeaBrinkley) January 12, 2018
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