Singer Carly Simon says Trump was all over her 'like an ugly ape' at Mar-a-Lago: 'He was kind of repulsive'
The singer-songwriter said she met Trump during a luncheon in New York for the late Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
Singer Carly Simon, in a recent interview, revealed that Donald Trump was "all over" her once and had invited her to visit his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Simon said that she found the Republican "repulsive" and turned down his invitation.
The singer-songwriter, during an interview with The Guardian published on Thursday, said she met Trump during a luncheon in New York for the late Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007. Simon reportedly said Trump ignored her until she spent time in Bhutto's bedroom talking with the leader about her music and exchanging views.
"When I went out of the bedroom, obviously I had all of a sudden become important through the eyes of Donald Trump," the singer said. She described Trump as "very anxious to meet me” and “all over me like ugly on an ape.” He dangled an invitation to his resort, Simon said, adding that she spurned his request because she "thought he was kind of repulsive."
Simon, in the interview, also talked about her 1972 hit song “You’re So Vain," which she had remodeled into an anti-Trump anthem before the 2016 election.
Trump is vain “not in the best possible way,” the singer said. “He doesn’t bring humor to the word. In the song, hopefully, the person could wink at himself in the mirror because he got the joke.”
Simon also mentioned the disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in the interview, alleging that she was also abused by him — not sexually — but in other humiliating ways.
"He asked me to score a movie that his wife at the time had made, a little Japanese cartoon, and so I did it in good faith," Simon recalled. "I hired musicians and scored the movie and, at the recording session, I said: ‘Well, how shall I get paid?' He said: ‘Well, we’ll figure it out later,’ and he never followed up.”