Christie Brinkley claims Donald Trump hit on her while he was married to Ivana

Taryn Ryder
Writer, Yahoo Entertainment & Lifestyle

First lady Christie Brinkley? Maybe in another life.

In a new interview, the model claims that Donald Trump pursued her while he was still married to Ivana. Brinkley recalled the incident to Porter magazine, saying Trump got her number and called her while she was staying at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

“My phone rings and this guy goes, ‘Hey, Christie, it’s the Donald.’ I say, ‘Hi, Billy,’ because I was dating Billy [Joel] at the time,” Brinkley alleges. “But the voice goes, ‘No, no. It’s the Donald! … I hear you’re leaving for Aspen tomorrow. I am too. I’d like to give you a ride on my private jet.’“

Christie Brinkley claims President Trump tried to pick her up. (Photo: Getty Images)

Brinkley continues, “So I reply, ‘Thank you, but I have already arranged my flights.’ I knew he was married, and there he was asking me to go on his plane. He was kind of flirty about it. He was out chasing skirts.”

President Trump and Ivana were married for 12 years before splitting in 1990, following his highly publicized affair with Marla Maples. Brinkley claims she knew of Trump’s womanizing ways, calling him “smarmy.”

“I’m done being discreet,” the model exclaims. “I’ve had dinner with him. I’ve always found him smarmy, as in, ‘Watch out, part the waves, the rich people are coming, everything is gold, solid 24-carat gold, the best, the greatest, nobody else has more gold on anything in their house than me. Did you bring a brush? Let’s gold-leaf it!’”

Trump married Maples in December 1993, but they separated three years later. He went on to marry Melania in January 2005. Trump has been in the headlines recently for his alleged 2006 affair with porn star Stormy Daniels. A lawyer for President Trump has denied Daniels’s claims. No word yet on Brinkley’s story.

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