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Donald Trump Met Paris Hilton When She Was 12 and Said This

Oh, dear. Donald Trump made an icky comment about meeting Paris Hilton when she was just 12 years old. The admission came during a 2003 interview with Howard Stern that’s resurfaced amid the controversial businessman’s attack against former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, which opponent Hillary Clinton brought up during the first presidential this week.

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As previously reported, Trump has bullied the Venezuelan beauty, calling her fat and “the worst Miss Universe ever,” and during an early Friday, September 30, Twitter rant accused her of having a sex tape.

In the resurfaced interview with Stern, Trump admitted to having watched Paris Hilton’s infamous sex tape.

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Donald Trump and Paris Hilton in New York City, on October 18, 2001
Donald Trump and Paris Hilton in New York City Oct.18, 2001. Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect

“I’ve known Paris Hilton from the time she’s 12,” Trump told Stern back in 2003.

“She’s hot,” Stern said of Hilton, who was then 22.

“Her parents are friends of mine and the first time I saw her she walked into a room and I said, ‘Who the hell is that?’” the business mogul continued.

“Did you want to bang her?” Stern asked.

“She’s a very … Well, at 12 I wasn’t interested. I’ve never been into that. They’ve sort of always stuck around that 25 category,” he responded.

Stern then asked Trump if he had seen Hilton’s sex tape, 1 Night in Paris, which was filmed and released by her then-boyfriend in 2004, and what he thought about it.

Trump told Stern that his wife, Melania, showed it to him and that he believes the tape benefited the socialite’s career.

“I think it’s probably unfortunate and it made Paris hotter in terms of the world because the world is so screwed up,” Trump explained, before comparing the heiress’ situation to actor Hugh Grant’s 1995 scandal involving a prostitute. “I mean, you think a thing like that is going to destroy, like Hugh Grant who I love. I think he’s great. He’s a member of my golf club. You would have think he would have been destroyed by what happened to him and he’s the biggest star now than he ever was, so you never know what happens but I think it probably made Paris even better.”

Machado and Clinton have since bashed the Republican presidential candidate’s recent comments.

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In a series of tweets, Clinton dubbed Trump “unhinged” and tweeted that his insults and policies “reflect his disregard — and even contempt — for women.” 

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