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“That’s not true. They’re lying!”
Former Miss California USA who worked closely alongside presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump blasted the New York Times hit piece on the former Miss USA owner’s treatment of women, joining now at least two other women who have said they’re comments were taken out of context to fit a narrative.
Carrie Prejean was quoted in the New York Times piece about Trump, but the comments were taken from her book after she told reporters that she had “nothing bad to say about him.”
“Back in March when they started this whole campaign against him, there were several reporters that had reached out to me, telling me that they were doing an interview about Trump, and women, and how he treats women,’ Prejean told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “And I told them, ‘I’m not going to be doing an interview at this time.'”
“He gives women amazing opportunities, and I was one of those women that he helped,” she said, referring to an instance where Trump came to her defense after being slammed by the media for suggesting that marriage should be between a man and a woman.
“I said I’m not interested. I’m a mom, you know, I’m a wife, I started a business. I’m not interested,” she continued. “And I said, ‘And by the way, I have nothing bad to say about him, so go get it from someone else.'”
“So what did they do? They quoted something from my book. And what upsets me is they say in this article in the New York Times, they say the New York Times interviewed dozens of women who had worked with or for Mr Trump, and so it made it seem like they interviewed me recently,” Prejean said. “Which – that’s not true. So they’re lying.”
Prejean explained that the New York Times manipulated her statements from her book, by leaving out the very next couple of sentences, which speak highly of Trump, in order to make it seem he treated her poorly while she was involved with the Miss USA pageant.
“And if they would have actually read on, I talk very highly of Mr. Trump. I don’t say anything negative about him,” she explained. “Just below what they quoted, on page 68 [of her book], I said that most of us respect Donald Trump and he’s an amazing businessman and leader. Why didn’t they put that in the piece?”
Not only did Prejean knock the New York Times piece as untrue, she praised Trump for helping women and sticking up for her when it was unpopular to do so.
“I have nothing but amazing things to say about Donald Trump,” Prejean said. “He has helped so many women, and it’s time they come out of the woodwork and it’s time they started speaking their mind and saying how, you know, what such wonderful things that he’s done for them. So many careers, so many opportunities. He’s helped so many women, and it’s time we started standing up for him.”
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