Donald Trump is many things. But one thing he’s never been mistaken for is someone afraid to speak his mind.
Whether Rosie, Meredith Vieira, Martha Stewart, Mark Cuban or even Merv Griffin, The Donald has never been shy about taking a shot at a fellow celebrity.
And now, it’s apparently Angelina Jolie’s turn to draw The Donald’s fire.
During an interview on CNN’s “Larry King Live” earlier this week, Trump took issue with the public perception of Angelina.
“Angelina Jolie is sort of amazing because everyone thinks she’s like this great beauty. And I’m not saying she’s an unattractive woman, but she’s not beauty, by any stretch of the imagination,” Trump said. “In terms of beauty, she’s not a great beauty. She’s a nice looking woman. She’s OK. But she’s not a great beauty.”
And what exactly makes The Donald such an aesthetic aficionado? We’ll let him explain.
“I really understand beauty. And I will tell you, she’s not — I do own Miss Universe. I do own Miss USA. I mean, I own a lot of different things. I do understand beauty, and she’s not,” Trump proudly proclaimed.
So what did Angelina do that set the mogul off?
“I remember at the Academy Awards a few years ago she was frenching her brother. She was giving her brother lip kisses like I never saw before in my life. And she had just said she made love to Billy Bob Thornton in the back of the limousine on the way over,” Trump explained. “And I wouldn’t want to shake her hand, by the way.”
But what apparently bothers Trump the most is the fact that after all that, Angelina is now known as a global ambassador.
“And now she’s like a representative of the United Nations and world peace on hunger and all of this crap,” he continued. “It’s called give me a break.”
And then, as only The Donald can, he reversed course and commended the actress for her efforts.
“By the way, she’s done an amazing transformation. I give her credit,” he concluded. “Amazing. If you would have had the things and done the things that she did, and to be this representative of women and the world, is incredible. So I give her great credit. She’s done one of the great transformations I’ve ever seen.”