Trump Was Reportedly 'Obsessed' With A Translator's Breasts During The Japanese PM's Visit

Trump Was Reportedly 'Obsessed' With A Translator's Breasts During The Japanese PM's Visit
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President Donald Trump allegedly admitted he was "obsessed" with a translator's breasts when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the White House in February, according to Vanity Fair's editor in chief.

In his most recent editor's letter, published Wednesday, Graydon Carter said Trump told a friend about his fixation with the woman's assets — "although he expressed this in his own, fragrant fashion," Carter added.

Carter hasn't elaborated on his claim, or explained how he heard about Trump's remark in the first place, though the NY Daily News reached out to him for comment.

A spokeswoman for the White House declined to comment on Carter's allegation.

Carter, who's been at the fashion magazine's helm since 1992, has never been a fan of Trump's — in fact, Carter was the very first person to joke about the size of Trump's hands.

Back in 1984, as The Washington Post reported, Carter wrote the following about Trump in a GQ profile of the billionaire:

Meet Donald Trump. Age 38. Eyebrows by Henry Luce. The sandy hair — longish on the sides in a Chamber of Commerce sort of way and brushed flat over the ears — by George Steinbrenner. The 6-foot-2-inch frame is trim but well-nourished. The hands small and neatly groomed. The suit is blue and stylish — maybe a little too flared in the leg for someone who lives east of the Hudson. About the only thing that gives away this striver from an outer borough are his cuff links: huge mollusks of gold and stone the size of half-dollars.

(At the time, Trump was also irked about his height being listed as 6'2", even though that's what's his driver's license says. Trump and his doctor have both insisted that he is really 6'3", according to the Post.)

More recently, Carter's Vanity Fair published a scathing review of Trump Grill in New York.

"Renowned butcher Pat LaFrieda once dared me to eat an eyeball that he himself popped out of the skull of a roasted pig," wrote reporter Tina Nguyen last December. "That eyeball tasted better than the Trump Grill’s (Grille’s) Gold Label Burger, a Pat LaFrieda-branded short-rib burger blend molded into a sad little meat thing, sitting in the center of a massive, rapidly staling brioche bun, hiding its shame under a slice of melted orange cheese."

The review didn't sit well with Trump, who lashed out at Vanity Fair and Carter on Twitter just hours after the piece went live.

"Has anyone looked at the really poor numbers of @VanityFair Magazine," Trump tweeted. "Way down, big trouble, dead! Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out!" 

Ironically, Trump's troll-y tweet led to a huge increase in Vanity Fair subscriptions that day. It set a record for the highest number of subscriptions any magazine has ever sold in one day at Condé Nast, according to a spokesperson for the media company who spoke with Poynter.

Trump has yet to address Carter's latest editor's letter.

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