The open secret is out. Ashley Judd says Donald Trump is a known “breast gazer.” You have to wonder how that goes over with Melania. But maybe the 70-year-old’s wife loves him — or his money — enough to put up with this obnoxious behavior.
Jezebel’s Ellie Shechet talked to Ashley Judd Wednesday night at the post-convention Creative Coalition Gala. Judd told Shechet:
‘I’ve known Donald for 15, 17 years? I’m friends with someone who married into the family.’
‘Anyway, I would bump into him at the U.S. Open, for example, and I think I can say the amount of time he has spent looking at my chest rather than my face is proportional to his insanity and functionality.’
The actress and activist then stopped telling her story and stared pointedly as Shechet’s chest:
‘If I may, this is what it’s like to talk to Donald Trump. He’s a chest gazer, a breast gazer, let’s be more specific—and, referring to the person who at that time was married into the family, he just sexualized her. “Doesn’t she look great? Doesn’t she look—?”‘
‘He’s just revolting.’
Even more revolting, Robin Leach interviewed the Republican nominee and his then-wife Marla in 1994, when Trump’s first daughter Tiffany was just one-year-old. Leach asked:
‘Donald, what does Tiffany have of yours, and what does Tiffany have of Marla’s?’
Trump immediately answered, not as most fathers might, talking about the baby’s eyes or coloring, but in his own hyper-sexualized style, pumping his own chest:
‘Well, I think that she’s got a lot of Marla. She’s a really beautiful baby, and she’s got Marla’s legs.’
‘We don’t know whether she’s got this part yet (gestures toward his chest), but time will tell.’
In this historic year, when Hillary Clinton is the first woman to be nominated for president of the United States, Trump’s sexualization and demeaning of women will hurt his candidacy. Maybe being a breast gazer will drop his percentage numbers more than anything else he pulls out of his dirty bag of tricks.
Judd’s word, “revolting,” fits perfectly.
Check out this 1994 interview, where Trump is revolting: