Tags: donald trump | bikini | ban | miss world

Donald Trump: Bikini Ban Will Send Miss World Contest 'Down The Tubes'

Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 04:42 PM

By Morgan Chilson

Donald Trump, true to his past tendency to mouth off on sensitive issues, expressed satisfaction that the Trump-owned Miss Universe pageant will continue to feature women in bikinis, unlike this year’s Miss World pageant.

Miss World will be held in Indonesia this year, and that country’s Muslim leaders petitioned the pageant to ask that women wear a sarong because bikinis are offensive to them. Miss World agreed, and a special sarong is being created for the event.

Urgent: Is Obama Telling the Truth on IRS, Benghazi Scandals?

When Trump heard the news, he told the hosts of Fox and Friends Monday, “Well, I own Miss Universe so I’m actually very happy about it because if (Miss World doesn’t) have bikinis their ratings are gonna go right down the tubes.”

Trump said he would never hold a beauty pageant in a country that objected to bikinis.

Not known for holding his tongue, Trump has come under fire for racist and sexist comments in the past. Twitter lit up as Trump’s defense of bikinis in pageants made the rounds.

Others thought Trump should just “shut up,” and another woman commented, “There’s so much wrong with him I don’t know where to start! #Sexist#Racist.”

Brian Kilmeade, of Fox and Friends, came under fire in news comments, too, when he said, “What about the ‘Best Burqa’ as a compromise?” On Gawker.com, a commenter wrote, “Always a pleasure to see Brian Kilmeade’s colleagues pause to give him the special ‘that-was-stupid-even-for-us’ side-eye.”

Editor's Note: Get the Navy SEALs Cap – Celebrate Our Heroes

Related stories:

Beauty Queen Stripped of Crown: Canada's Miss Universe Votes Recounted

Donald Trump’s Twitter Hacked: Account Briefly Quoted Rapper Lil’ Wayne

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

UC Davis Ebola Case? Adult Patient With Virus' Symptoms Admitted

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 20:25 PM

A patient with Ebola-like symptoms was admitted to UC Davis Medical Center in California on Thursday in "good" condition . . .

Mummified Mongolian Monk Found Sitting in Lotus Position

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:54 PM

A mummified Mongolian Buddhist monk, which may be as many as 200 years old, has been discovered sitting in a lotus medit . . .

Ohio State Patrol Marijuana Bust: 235 Pounds Worth $1.2M Recovered

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:34 PM

Ohio State Patrol officers recovered 235 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $1.2 million during a traffic st . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved