“Uptown Lady” Christie Brinkley was not down with “smarmy” Donald Trump’s makes an attempt to woo her within the ’80s.
The mannequin, 64, informed PORTER journal The Donald as soon as flirtatiously provided up a trip to Aspen, Colo., on his non-public jet — whereas he was nonetheless married to his first spouse, Ivana.
Brinkley recalled a telephone name she acquired on the Plaza Resort from Trump, who informed her that he’d heard she was headed to Aspen and needed to present her a trip on his airplane.
The mannequin — who was courting singer Billy Joel on the time — dismissed Trump’s advances to some protest.
“I reply, ‘Thanks, however I’ve already organized my flights.’ ‘So cancel them!’ was his response and I say, ‘No, thanks. I am going with mates,'” she mentioned.
Brinkley — who began courting Joel in 1983 and married him two years later — mentioned she was properly conscious Trump was married to Ivana, whom he wed in 1977, and needed nothing to do along with his “chasing skirts.”
“I knew he was married, and there he was asking me to go on this airplane, he was form of flirty about it. He was out chasing skirts,” she mentioned.
The mannequin added that she’d all the time discovered the long run President “smarmy,” and was delay by his fixed braggadocious habits.
“I am carried out being discreet. I’ve had dinner with him. I’ve all the time discovered him smarmy, as in, ‘Be careful, half the waves, the wealthy persons are coming, all the things is gold, stable 24-carat gold, the perfect, the best, no person else has extra gold on something of their home than me. Did you convey a brush? Let’s gold-leaf it!” she mentioned.
Trump’s makes an attempt to get Brinkley to Aspen could have failed, however the metropolis would later function a turning level for his marriage to Ivana; in 1990, she and Trump’s then-mistress Marla Maples had a tense confrontation on the ski slopes.
The explosive battle made headlines and the cat was out of the bag on Trump’s years-long affair with Maples — an affair he brazenly admitted in a 1994 interview that resurfaced in 2016.