Donald Trump tries to fat-shame a pregnant Kim Kardashian in newly resurfaced video

'I don’t think you should dress like you weigh 120 pounds,' says the Republican presidential candidate

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Since the high drama debut presidential debate, which was the most-watched debate in American history, the limelight has remained firmly focused on Donald Trump’s attitudes towards women. 

One particular blunder gaining increasing airtime is the time Mr Trump labelled Alicia Machado, the 1996 winner of Miss Universe, “Miss Piggy”, “Miss Housekeeping” and an “eating machine” when she gained weight after winning the title. Hillary Clinton decided to bring this incident back up at the debate, saying: “You can bet she's going to vote this November.”

But now attentions have turned to the Republican presidential candidate’s past comments about Kim Kardashian-West’s body. In a turn, an old video of Mr Trump arguing the then-pregnant reality TV star was "a little bit large" has resurfaced.

While Mr Trump appeared on HLN’s Showbiz Tonight in 2013, discussion turned towards Kardashian-West. “She’s a nice person,” Mr Trump said. “I’ve known her over the years. She’s really a nice person.”

But then Mr Trump decided it was an opportune moment to comment on her weight despite not being asked. “She’s gotten a little bit large,” he added. “I would say this, I don’t think you should dress like you weigh 120 pounds.”

The reporter interjected: “Why not? She feels good about herself”.

Mr Trump immediately backtracked, saying: “I think that's great. If she feels good about herself, do it, Kim.”

At the time, Kardashian-West and her husband Kanye were expecting their daughter North West. 

 

Kardashian-West has recently made it clear she is endorsing Ms Clinton for president rather than Mr Trump.

“I found that without a doubt, I stand with Hillary. I'm with her. I believe Hillary will best represent our country and is the most qualified for the job. This year, I'm not just voting for myself, but also for my children, and I took that into careful consideration when I made my decision,” she announced on her website and app. 

The Independent contacted representatives for Kardashian-West and Mr Trump for comment.

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