Trump in His Own Words: 10 of Donald Trump's Favorite (or Not-So-Favorite) Famous Women
In a rare case of setting himself up for his own gaffe, in August 2015, Trump told The New York Times that, "Sometimes I do go a little bit far," when talking about women, before adding, "Heidi Klum. Sadly, she's no longer a 10." Klum, 42, responded with a video of a man in a Trump mask ripping a "10" sign off her chest to reveal one that reads "9.99." Checkmate.
During a Fox News GOP presidential debate in August 2015, host Megyn Kelly questioned Donald Trump on his comments he'd made about various female opponents, including, "disgusting animals," "slobs" and "fat pigs." Talking with CNN the next day, Trump said of Kelly, "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever." Kelly took the high road: "I certainly will not apologize for doing good journalism," she responded on her show after Trump said only a "deviant" would interpret his comments sexually.
Probably the longest-running of Trump's feuds, Trump's fight with Rosie O'Donnell stems from comments O'Donnell made in 2006 about Trump's Miss USA decision not to fire crown-holder Tara Conner. (She was not in favor.) Trump responded by calling her "a woman out of control" and "a real loser," and reignited things in 2015 by responding to Megyn Kelly's allegation that he "called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals" with this interruption: "Only Rosie O'Donnell."
ANGELINA JOLIE PITT
Trump came after Jolie on Larry King Live in 2007 with an assortment of comments: "Angelina Jolie is sort of amazing because everyone thinks she's like this great beauty. And I'm not saying she's an unattractive woman, but she's not beautiful, by any stretch of the imagination. In terms of beauty, she's not a great beauty. She's a nice-looking woman. She's okay. But she's not a great beauty."
"And I wouldn't want to shake her hand, by the way," he added, recalling Jolie's appearance at the 2000 Academy Awards. "She was giving her brother lip kisses like I never saw before in my life. And she had just said she made love to Billy Bob Thornton in the back of the limousine on the way over ... And now she's like a representative of the United Nations and world peace on hunger and all of this crap," he continued. "It's called give me a break."
Ostensibly Trump's number-one competition for the 2016 presidency, Hillary Clinton has seen her fair share of attacks from the Donald. On Twitter alone, he's called her a liar, "weak," "sad," "totally incompetent," "pathetic," and "inefficient."
SARAH JESSICA PARKER
For reasons known only to him, Trump took to Facebook to say he agreed with Maxim branding Sarah Jessica Parker the "unsexiest woman alive" in 2007. In the same post, Trump wrote about Parker's refusal to comment on a charitable gift she'd made to Barack Obama's campaign. Parker had said commenting it was "beneath her;" in his post, Trump wondered, "What's really beneath her?"
"Cher is an average talent who's out of touch with reality," Trump told Fox News in 2012, after the singer made some comments about Mitt Romney that Trump took umbrage with. "Cher is somewhat of a loser. She's lonely. She's unhappy. She's very miserable." After the pair sparred back and forth on Twitter, he concluded that she should "spend more time focusing on her family and dying career."
We'll just let New York Times columnist Gail Collins describe their interactions in her own words: "During one down period, I referred to him in print as a 'financially embattled thousandaire' and he sent me a copy of the column with my picture circled and 'The Face of a Dog!' written over it."
"Bette Midler talks about my hair but I'm not allowed to talk about her ugly face or body – so I won't. Is this a double standard?" Trump tweeted in 2012, before continuing, "While Bette Midler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct."
"Arianna is unattractive both inside and out," Trump tweeted in 2012. "I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man – he made a good decision."