Salma Hayek claims the story of her rejecting Donald Trump's romantic advances years ago which led to a tabloid story this past weekend is "insignificant" in terms of this presidential election.
The 50-year-old actress made headlines after revealing to a Southern California radio station that she was once pursued by the billionaire businessman. When she turned him down, she said, he planted a National Enquirer story about her being too short for him.
“When I met that man, I had a boyfriend, and he tried to become his friend to get my home telephone number,” Hayek, who is a Hillary Clinton supporter, told El Show del Mandril on Radio Centro in Los Angeles on Friday, according to BuzzFeed. “He got my number, and he would call me to invite me out.”
The Oscar-nominated actress began recalling the event on air after being asked about the women who have come forward alleging Trump sexually assaulted them.
After deflecting Trump's advances, Hayek believes, someone from his camp called the tabloid and told them that he would never date Hayek because she's too short.
“Later, he called and left me a message. ‘Can you believe this? Who would say this? I don’t want people to think this about you,’” she said. “He thought that I would try to go out with him so people wouldn’t think that’s why he wouldn’t go out with me.”
But on a Monday press call organized by the Clinton campaign on Monday, the Mexican-American actress called the story insignificant in and of itself. But, she added, it does show how Trump treats women.
“I think he was trying to make me feel humiliated and go out with him,” she stated. “I am not humiliated for being short. I am 5’ 2" – I didn’t want to be a model, and I didn’t want to be a basketball player. My height has never stopped me from doing anything that I’ve wanted to do."
She added, "Even if I didn’t have a boyfriend, I would never go out with Donald Trump – not my type.”
Hayek also said that his treatment toward her specifically is not the reason she’s voting against him in November.
Instead, she cited his rhetoric against Hispanics and immigrants, contradictory statements he's made throughout the campaign and yes, his comments about women.
"Every time he speaks, he lies," she said.
Lucia I. Suarez Sang is a Reporter for FoxNews.com.
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