Donald Trump “got even” with a former Miss Universe winner by chastising her and making sexual comments in front of a large audience at an event in 2011.
“Get even with people. If they screw you, screw them back 10 times as hard. I really believe that,” Trump said while speaking at the event in Sydney, Australia, according to a video published by the Huffington Post on Friday.
The video shows Trump calling 2004 Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins up on stage with him. “This is about getting even. I was so angry at her yesterday,” Trump says, explaining that he thought Hawkins had declined to introduce him at the event.
“I was actually going to get up and tell you that Jennifer is a beautiful girl on the outside, but she’s not very bright. That wouldn’t have been true, but I would have said it anyway,” Trump says, with Hawkins standing beside him. “Because I said, ‘You know what, it would be great. I haven’t seen Jennifer in a couple of years. She’s so great and she did so well, and she’s a big star here, and I helped her make it ― I own the Miss Universe pageant. And I heard that she wouldn’t introduce me.'”
“But I did,” Hawkins interjects.
“No, but you didn’t. So what happens is ― and you know what? She came tonight, she came ― came, she came, she came,” Trump says, as the audience laughs. “See, so they have the same filthy minds in Australia.”
“As you,” Hawkins says.
She later steps closer to the microphone to clarify that there had been a miscommunication with her management team. “I’m really sorry. I felt really bad,” she says.
“There aren’t too many women who are taller than me,” Trump says about her, hugging Hawkins before dismissing her from the stage.
Trump has faced scrutiny in recent weeks for his lewd comments about women, after a leaked 2005 recording showed him boasting about groping women. Multiple women have since come forward to accuse him of inappropriately touching or kissing them without consent.
Trump also feuded last month with former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who he first insulted in the 1990s when she gained some weight after winning the competition.