Melania's monstrous mams

Donald Trump holds forth on the joys of his pregnant wife's blimplike body.

By Rebecca Traister

Published December 8, 2005 6:15PM (EST)

The New York Post's Page Six column today wrote an item about Donald Trump's comments on yesterday's Howard Stern show. Asked about his wife Melania Knauss' pregnancy, Trump responded, "You know, they just blow up, right? ... Like a blimp -- in the right places. In her case, the right places. I mean she really has become a monster -- in all the right places."

According to Page Six, Stern and his co-host Robin Quivers gave Trump enough of a hard time about his use of the word "monster" that he was forced to clarify: "I mean monster in the most positive way. She has gotten very, very large -- in all the right places."

While there is certainly something deeply screwed up about referring to a pregnant body as monstrous, Trump may well have been sincere in his protestations that he meant it in a good way. What was not so good were his follow-up comments, like an evaluation of Heidi Klum, who recently gave birth to her second kid.

"I looked at her the other day, and it's off," Trump reportedly told Stern, before declaring Nicolette Sheridan "very flat-chested," and asserting that "from the midsection to the shoulders, [Halle Berry] is a 10. The face is a solid 8. And the legs are maybe a little bit less than that."

Dude, you are so fired.

Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister writes for Salon. She is the author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women" (Free Press). Follow @rtraister on Twitter.

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