Appearing this week on David Letterman’s Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, Stern recounted one of Trump’s infamous radio interviews.
“You know who’s a great beauty? My daughter Ivanka. Now she’s a 10,” Stern said, impersonating Trump.
All Letterman could do was offer a bewildered “oh my” in response.
The anecdote Stern recalled checks out. According to Factbase’s archive of Stern interviews with the president, the conversation took place Oct. 10, 2007. Indeed, Trump wasn’t a fan of Jolie.
“I don’t, I don’t think she’s got good skin. I don’t think she’s got a great face. I think her lips are too big, to be honest with you,” Trump said, later adding, “I think she’s a solid seven.”
Stern needed some context, asking, “Who is a 10 right now?”
Trump went to his daughter: “Um, Ivanka.”
The president has a history of uncomfortably sexualizing his 36-year-old daughter in public. As the Hill points out, in 2004 Trump said it was OK for Stern to call Ivanka “a piece of ass.”