Hollywood star Salma Hayek says Donald Trump planted a story about her when she refused to date him
Salma Hayek has said that Donald Trump planted a story about her in the National Enquirer when she refused to date him.
During an interview on a Spanish-speaking radio show in Los Angeles on Friday, Hayek said that presidential candidate Trump tried to date her, despite the fact that she was in a relationship.
When she refused, the Oscar-nominated actress said Trump planted a story about her saying he wouldn't date her because she's not tall enough.
“When I met that man, I had a boyfriend, and he tried to become his friend to get my home telephone number,” she said, describing her encounter with Trump early in her career.
“He got my number and he would call me to invite me out.”
“When I told him I wouldn’t go out with him even if I didn’t have a boyfriend, (which he took as disrespectful), he called — well, he wouldn’t say he called, but someone told the National Enquirer,” she continued.
“Someone told the National Enquirer — I’m not going to say who, because you know that whatever he wants to come out comes out in the National Enquirer. It said that he wouldn’t go out with me because I was too short,” she said.
“Later, he called and left me a message. ‘Can you believe this? Who would say this? I don’t want people to think this about you,’” she said. “He thought that I would try to go out with him so people wouldn’t think that’s why he wouldn’t go out with me.”
Buzzfeed reports that Hayek, a Hillary Clinton supporter, went on to say that Trump is bad for the Latino community and she believes the sexual assault allegations being made against him.