Donald Trump tried to tone down what some consider to be misogynistic rhetoric in a recent New York Times interview, but fell short of pleasing his critics.
The Republican presidential contender told columnist Maureen Dowd last week that he finds women “to be amazing.”
But he couldn’t leave it there.
“Sometimes I do go a little bit too far,” he confessed. “Heidi Klum. Sadly, she’s no longer a 10.”
— E! News (@ENews) August 17, 2015
It didn’t take long for supermodel Klum to get wind of Trump’s dig. Instead of getting mad, she got even by poking fun not only at Trump, but at herself, and the silly statement.
In a tweet that took off over social media on Monday, Klum let Trump know that she’s doing just fine, even if she’s just a “9.99.”
To say reactions were mixed over the social spat, is an understatment.
— Howard Poon (@lhpoon) August 18, 2015
@mydaughtersarmy Trump- a Misogynist, Xenophobic, Racist, Oligarchal, Patriarchal, Unapologetic, Asshole. America, this is who you want?
— Blackhart Films (@BlackhartFilms) August 17, 2015
@mydaughtersarmy So infantile . Wouldn’t have been better just to ignore him?
— Mr. Naidoo (@KenDavid14) August 18, 2015
@mydaughtersarmy It’s sad that she thought it was even necessary to answer…
— Carolin Neumann (@CarolinN) August 18, 2015
Maybe not necessary… but certainly great for business.
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