Donald Trump made a big mistake in taking on one of the world’s biggest supermodels, Heidi Klum. She showed off her brilliant sense of humor by releasing a video that mocked and simultaneously hit back at the 69-year-old politician for his crude remarks.
When The New York Times interviewed Trump, he insisted he wasn’t a misogynist, but claimed to go “a little bit far” sometimes. He then added, “Heidi Klum. Sadly, she’s no longer a 10.”
The America’s Got Talent judge was not going to take his insult lying down. Klum hit back by mocking him in a short video posted to her Twitter account. Klum is seen posing during a photoshoot wearing a white crop-top with the number 10 on it. Suddenly, someone wearing a cheap Donald Trump mask sneaks up from behind her and rips off the 10, revealing a 9.99 beneath it. Gasping in mock horror, Klum surveys the new rating and shrugs it off as she smiles into the camera.
Also adding a caption to the video, she wrote: “#TrumpHasSpoken #sadly #9.99 #NoLongerA10 #IHadAGoodRun #donaldtrump #trumped #HeidiTrumpsTrump #BeautyIsInTheEyeOfTheBeheld.”
This isn’t the first time that Trump has made an insulting comment about Klum. Back in a 2005 interview, just after the model gave birth, Trump claimed to have “looked at her the other day” and said, “It’s off. There’s no question.”
Despite making several controversial comments about women, Trump’s popularity among voters has not been affected. He continues to hold 25% of the Republicans’ support—more than twice that of the closest rival Ben Carson, who holds only 12%.
However, the U.S. presidential candidate continues to face critics who aren’t a fan of him making derogatory comments about women. He gave Megyn Kelly a tough time during a debate for supposedly being on her period. When the Republican was asked for an apology, he outright refused, and went so far as to demand one from Kelly herself.
Trump has also proudly called Rosie O’Donnell a “fat pig.” About actress Nicollette Sheridan, he said that she is “very flat chested.” He has called Carmen Electra’s implants “two light bulbs.” He has even targeted actress Halle Berry, commenting that she is a 10 from her midsection to her shoulders, her face a solid eight, and her legs “maybe a little bit less than that.”
McDonagh, R., “Has Donald finally met his match? Heidi Klum fires back with mocking video after Trump unchivalrously brands her as ‘no longer a 10,’” Daily Mail web site, August 17, 2015; http://goo.gl/R14oyv.