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That Time Trump Reminded a Grieving Mother That He Tried to “Pick Her Up”

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

There's a lot to unpack here.

Kelly Preston and John Travolta lost their son Jett in 2009 and GOP nominee Donald Trump offered his condolences in a way that only he would.

Trump wrote a blog post for Trump University (???) in which he shared the story of that time he tried to woo Kelly Preston.

"A long time ago, before I was married, I met Kelly Preston at a club and worked like hell to try and pick her up," he wrote on the Trump University website. "She was beautiful, personable, and definitely had allure. At the time I had no idea she was married to John Travolta."

He continued, "In any event, my track record on this subject has always been outstanding, but Kelly wouldn't give me the time of day. She was very nice, very elegant, but I didn't have a chance with her, and that was that."

The most obvious question is why the fuck would you offer your condolences to a grieving mother by talking about that time you tried to sleep with her?

My next question is why the fuck did he post this on the Trump University website?

Trump wrote that he tried to pick her up a "long time ago" before he was married, but Trump has been married several times beginning in 1977, so that doesn't exactly narrow it down. We can assume he meant before he married Melania, but not necessarily before the others.

  • Christopher Foxx

    Trump wrote that he tried to pick her up a “long time ago” before he was married, but Trump has been married several times beginning in 1977, so that doesn’t exactly narrow it down.

    Trump said of Preston “At the time I had no idea she was married to John Travolta”. Preston married Travolta in September 1991 so it would have had to be before that. Trump divorced Ivana by March 1991.

    So somewhere in those 6 months.

  • Michael B. Conway

    He is a monster. A freaking monster.

  • Weirdly enough, we’ve seen enough of Trump’s pathology by now to pretty much answer the question. Trump thinks that his attention, whether appropriate, wanted or not, is flattering. By bringing this up, he thinks he’s flattering her that she was worth his attention, plus, he gets to talk about himself and his glamorous life. In his mind, this is all good stuff. Oh, and sorry about your son. Jeff, was it?

    To actual humans, it’s repellant and insane.

  • muselet

    What a disgusting little man lout.

    –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    My reaction to this, Trump and his entire campaign:
    https://youtu.be/qtXTaoF0wUo

    • My reaction is “blech”…good gods.

  • Georgie