Book Says Trump Would Cut Miss Universe Contestants Who Were 'Too Ethnic'

Gage Skidmore  Flickr

And during Trump's almost 20 years with Miss Universe, multiple pageants were hosted in cities where Trump had business ties and several finalists were from countries where ratings were consistently high, according to the New Yorker. At least that's what former aide Sam Nunberg said in a string of unhinged interviews he gave on Monday after getting a subpoena.

President Donald Trump reportedly received a letter from Russian President Vladimir Putin as a gift in 2013, and its contents remain a mystery.

Trump, who owned the pageant, wrote the note at a time when he was looking to expand his brand to Russian Federation - and it's now in the hands of special counsel Robert Mueller, who's investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, the Post reported. It is unclear whether Trump's missive was ever delivered to the Russian president - and if so, whether Putin responded. Mueller has also looked into Trump's relationship with Russian oligarch Aras Agalarov, who attended the pageant and has connections to the Kremlin.

But a year ago, The Post reported that Felix Sater, a real estate developer with a checkered past, sent an email to then-Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization Michael Cohen in November 2015 in which he indicated that a plan to construct a Moscow Trump Tower was moving forward, and bragged that they would soon be celebrating not just the completion of the tower, but also Trump's victory in the presidential election.

Arsene Wenger anxious by Arsenal's stay-away fans; says frustration 'understandable'
Wenger, 68, signed a two-year contract extension at the end of last season to take his tenure in charge well into a third decade. Cech registered his 200th Premier League clean sheet, the first goalkeeper to achieve this feat in the competition's history.

"He often thought a woman was too ethnic or too dark-skinned", a pageant staffer said,"he had a particular type of woman he thought was a victor".

Later that night, Trump had dinner with the Agalarovs and a few others.

Investigators for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III have asked witnesses questions about the Miss Universe pageant and Trump's interest in having Putin attend the event, according to people familiar with the inquiry. Days later, he met with the lawyer at Trump Tower in NY.

Trump said, however, that Peskkov tried to make amends by extending an invitation from Putin to attend the upcoming Olympic Games so they could finally meet.

Barcelona star wants Neymar back
Neymar has had a mixed start to life in Paris and speculation abounds about his future despite only joining the team a year ago . Midfielder Ivan Rakitic says that he would be happy to see Neymar make a return to Barcelona at some stage in the future.

By that time, Russian Federation was widely suspected of stealing emails from the Democratic National Committee, which had been published by WikiLeaks.

"We all knew that the event was approved by Putin", the official said.

The following month, at a campaign rally in Wisconsin, Trump defended himself from criticism from Clinton that he wanted to befriend Putin: "I'm saying to myself, what's wrong with that?"

INX Media case: ED can't arrest Karti till March 20
The court said the authorities would follow the jail manual in this regard, also denying his request for home food in the jail. Special CBI judge Sunil Rana said the social status of the accused can not be the basis for a separate prison.

Related News:



Most liked

Thousands of Frozen Eggs and Embryos Feared Destroyed at California Fertility Clinic
Women freeze eggs in order to postpone pregnancy until a later date or to have a supply for in vitro fertilization attempts. University Hospitals officials say procedure fees could be waived for future treatment, according to CNN affiliate WEWS .

Neil Walker, Yankees agree to deal, source says
Walker batted.265/.362/.439 with 14 home runs and 49 RBI in 111 games last season between the Mets and Brewers. Walker likely will start at second base and Brandon Drury , acquired from Arizona last month, will play third.

Federer opens Indian Wells title defense with 2-day win
Meanwhile, World No. 1 Roger Federer qualified for the Round of 32 with a 6-3, 7-6 victory over Argentina's Federico Delbonis . South African seventh seed Kevin Anderson also prevailed in his second round match, 7-5 6-4 over Russian Evgeny Donskoy.

Israeli PM Netanyahu Describes America In One Word
In a statement on Monday, the four-term prime minister said he wanted to keep his current six-party coalition intact. Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon is meanwhile insisting that the budget be approved before the end of this week.

Microsoft Details Teams Feature Roadmap
Microsoft proudly proclaimed "200,000 organizations in 181 markets and 39 languages use Teams" while Slack only claims 50,000. Also coming is a Direct Routing feature which will allow users to use existing telephony infrastructures with Teams.

Classic Tomb Raider Titles Remastered for Steam
Realtech VR is the company handling the remasters, and it's basing them on the mobile versions of the games. Are you excited for the new-old games? As always, stay tuned for anything gaming-related!

Huawei launches Honor 7C with Snapdragon 450 and 4 GB of RAM
Honor 7X , one of the smartphone's best selling phones in recent times, has come up with a new update - face unlock. Another thing worth noting is that the smartphone ships with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with EMUI 8 .0 on top.

Waffle House Employee Receives $16000 Scholarship For Good Deed
Evoni Williams, 18, went viral earlier this month for helping an elderly customer at the Waffle House Texas eat his food. She's been working there since graduating high school, saving up for college, KTRK reported .

Iran will not let its soil be used against Pakistan: Iranian envoy
Zarif also remarked that extremism and terrorism spread due to poverty. He will participate and address Pak, Iran trade seminar in Islamabad.

DeMarco Murray: Visiting Lions
Detroit finished last in the National Football League in rushing in 2017 for the second time in three years. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Sunday night that Murray is set to visit with the Detroit Lions on Monday.

Trae Young was getting into NCAA Tournament 'no matter what — ESPN analyst
He added that the Sooners were "playing in an extremely hard league", and "while there's no question they stumbled down the stretch. they had enough on their résumé to be in".

Richard Sherman Signs 3-Year Deal With 49ers
Richard Sherman is set to become a 49er, but he might not have been San Francisco's top cornerback pursuit this offseason. Part of Lynch's sales pitch to Sherman was the simple fact that he would play his former team at least twice per year.

Carrick To Retire At The End Of The Season
Carrick still hopes to play a part for Jose Mourinho's side in the remainder of the season, fully recovered from the heart issue. That's where I'm at and you have got to accept it.

Stormy Daniels offers to return money to speak openly about Trump affair
It shows that Daniels received a $130,000 payment from a company known as Essential Consultants LLC in return for her silence. The injunction may seek to silence Daniels by citing the nondisclosure agreement - although CBS is not party to it.

Package explosion kills one, injures another at Texas home
Postal Service doesn't have a record of delivering a package to the Austin home where the explosion occurred Monday. A teenager was killed and a woman gravely injured in an explosion in Austin, Texas , this morning.