Kamie Crawford, who won the title of Miss Teen USA in 2010, has confirmed what many, if not, all of us knew about Donald Trump long before today: he doesn’t like Black people.
“As the first WOC to win the title in almost a decade, I was forewarned prior to meeting him that, ‘Mr. Trump doesn’t like black people. So don’t take it the wrong way if he isn’t extremely welcoming towards you. If he is then you just might be the ‘type’ of black he likes,” Crawford tweeted, added yet one more layer to a series of controversies following the presidential candidate.
Crawford’s comments emerged after fellow contestants came forward, sharing revealing stories of how Trump would overstep his boundaries and sexually harass the young women as owner of the Miss USA pageant franchise.
NBC News reports, Temple Taggart McDowell who participated in the Miss USA pageant in 1997, shared that when her father introduced her to Trump, he embraced her and gave her a kiss on the lips. “Later, McDowell said, Trump offered to help her get contracts with elite modeling agencies, and during a visit to Trump Tower in Manhattan at Trump’s invitation, he again embraced and kissed her on the lips, this time in front of two pageant chaperones and a receptionist,” NBC noted. Trump dismissed McDowell’s claims by stating he doesn’t know her.
Buzzfeed reports that five contestants who participated in Miss Teen USA said that Trump would walk in on them changing their clothes and many of the girls were as young as 15-years-old.
Trump, himself, confirmed this occurrence in a 2005 interview with Howard Stern:
“I’ll go backstage before a show and everyone’s getting dressed and ready and everything else. And you know, no men are anywhere. And I’m allowed to go in because I’m the owner of the pageant. And therefore, I’m inspecting it. You know I’m inspecting it. I want to make sure everything is good,” Trump told Stern at the time. “You know they’re standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women. And so I sort of get away with things like that.”