Here's still more news of disgusting, misogynist behavior from that creepy guy
at the bar running for president. In an interview on a Spanish-language radio show that aired last week, Salma Hayek said that Donald Trump once pursued her and asked her out but she turned him down, Buzzfeed News reports. So to get her back, the actress says an ego-bruised Trump planted a National Enquirer story in which he claimed she was "too short for him." Happy Monday, I guess.
Hayek, a Hillary Clinton supporter who has been vocally anti-Trump, was explaining why the GOP candidate would be bad for the Latino community during an interview on LA's Radio Centro 93.9. When the host asked her about the allegations that Trump assaulted various women, the actress, 50, said she believed the allegations and then told her own story.
“When I met that man, I had a boyfriend, and he tried to become his friend to get my home telephone number,” she said. “He got my number and he would call me to invite me out.”
Instead of pulling the old "I have a boyfriend," card (as most women can attest to, it doesn't always work), Hayek was direct with him. He didn't take it well, she says, and pulled an elaborate scheme to both hurt her feelings and try to win her back. She said:
When I told him I wouldn’t go out with him even if I didn’t have a boyfriend, [which he took as disrespectful], he called — well, he wouldn’t say he called, but someone told the National Enquirer... Someone told the National Enquirer — I’m not going to say who, because you know that whatever he wants to come out comes out in the National Enquirer. It said that he wouldn’t go out with me because I was too short. Later, he called and left me a message. ‘Can you believe this? Who would say this? I don’t want people to think this about you.’ He thought that I would try to go out with him so people wouldn’t think that’s why he wouldn’t go out with me.
To add fuel to the fire: over the summer, BuzzFeed News reported that Trump had purchased a $120,000 luxury trip with Trump Foundation money that included dinner with Hayek, at a charity auction in 2008. But he never went on the trip.
Gross, manipulative, entitled behavior from The Donald? It's as infuriating as it is unsurprising. Let's just keep counting down until November 9th when we can all hopefully look back on all of this as a hazy nightmare.