Long before Melania was swatting away President Trump’s romantic advances, Salma Hayek was doing the same, New York Daily News reports.
The “Beatriz at Dinner” star, 50, revealed to Trevor Noah on “The Daily Show” that years ago, the future commander-in-chief attempted to woo her with a series of phone calls — despite the fact that she had a boyfriend.
Hayek relayed the story from the beginning, and explained that she met Trump at an event she was attending with her then-boyfriend. The “so charming” and “so nice” Trump approached the couple by offering a chilly Hayek his coat, and eventually befriended her boyfriend, whom she did not identify but admitted was not her current husband, Francois-Henri Pinault.
“He’s like, ‘If you guys are in New York, you can come to Atlantic City, you can stay in my hotel. Give me your number!’ ” Hayek recalled. “Never talked to my boyfriend again. Now he’s calling me and he’s inviting me out, and I say, ‘What about my boyfriend? Am I crazy, are you asking me out? You know I have a boyfriend.’ “
Still, Trump didn’t back down, and insisted to Hayek that her significant other had nothing on him.
“[Trump said] ‘He’s not good enough for you. He’s not important, he’s not big enough for you. You have to go out with me,'” Hayek said.
The Mexican-born actress has long been outspoken in her disdain for Trump, particularly regarding his immigration policies, and told the
Daily News in April that she wished Melania “was a bigger influence” on her powerful husband.
The star also said last October that she believes that after she rejected Trump, he called the National Enquirer and planted a gossip story mocking her 5′ 2″ height.