A former model is calling GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer defense secretary Esper sues Pentagon in memoir dispute Biden celebrates start of Hanukkah Fauci says lies, threats are 'noise' MORE the “most vulgar man" she ever met, saying his lewd comments led her to flee his table at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.
“His main focus was breasts and the sizes of women’s bodies,” Swedish model Vendela Kirsebom tells the Daily Mail in an interview published Friday. Kirsebom says her night at the 1993 correspondents’ dinner in Washington was memorable for all the wrong reasons when Trump — who sat next to her at one of Vanity Fair tables — spent the evening commenting about women’s bodies.
“He talked about big breasts, small breasts, how one was better than the other and the differences between them,” Kirsebom, 49, says.
“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.”
Longtime Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, a Trump critic, says in a piece for the magazine that he sat Kirsebom next to the real estate mogul because he thought she “should would get a kick out of him.”
“This was not the case,” Carter writes. “After 45 minutes, she came over to my table, almost in tears, and pleaded with me to move her.”
“It seems Trump had spent his entire time with her assaying the ‘t--s’ and legs of other female guests and asking how they measured up to those of other women, including his wife. ‘He is,’ [Kirsebom] told me, in words that seemed familiar, ‘the most vulgar man I have ever met,” Carter writes.
Kirsebom, who once graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, tells the Daily Mail she was emotionally distraught following the correspondents’ dinner encounter.
“The night was supposed to be about politics and meeting interesting people,” Kirsebom says of the annual fete in the nation’s capital, “not sitting next to someone who degraded the women he saw.”
Kirsebom's story comes amid a flurry of accusations from women that 70-year-old Trump touched them inappropriately and after the public release of a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape of the candidate making lewd and aggressive comments about women.
Trump apologized in a statement, calling the comments “locker room banter.” He has denied the women’s claims and told CNN’s Anderson Cooper last week during the fall's second presidential debate that he has never kissed or groped women without consent.