Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

News

Don't Hate Fired Miss Cali Because She's Beautiful--Trump Doesn't

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

...however, this clip from The Donald's appearance on last night's Letterman may give you insight into how Trump and Letterman feel about the issue of same-sex marriage. In discussing the beauty pageants run by the Trump empire, the name Carrie Prejean--the ousted Miss California USA who took heat for her response to Perez Hilton's question about marriage--inevitably came up (1:15 in the clip). Explains Defamer of the awkward moment:

Trump offered his admirable but weak defense of her for being a dolt, prompting Letterman to jump in with an "anybody who wants to get married ought to be able to get married" comment. The studio audience then went nuts while Trump sat silent, all alone in the world for a few seconds with only a banana-yellow tie and a big, garish head as his friends.

Letterman of course went in for the punchline opportunity with the ol' "why should only heterosexual people be made miserable" by marriage bit, deflecting from Trump's seemingly opposing view. Poor Carrie, was the vibe of Trump's tone--a beatiful girl taken to task for her innocent opinion. No mention, mind you, of her nudie pics or failure to show up for Miss California USA gigs mandated by her contract. Maybe she'll write about Trump's take in her upcoming autobiography.