LONDON (TIP) Diana, princess of Wales thought US presidential candidate Donald Trump gave her “the creeps” after he attempted to woo her after her divorce from Prince Charles.
The BBC TV presenter Selina Scott, who has been called “sleazy” by Mr Trump in the past, revealed that she was told by the princess that the American billionaire had “bombarded her at Kensington Palace with massive bouquets of flowers, each worth hundreds of pounds”. However, Scott said that Trump had told her before despite previously telling Ms Scott that he was on Charles’ side because Diana “sounds a handful”.
“Trump clearly saw Diana as the ultimate trophy wife”, she said. told The Sunday Times. Scott said that once Diana had asked for her advice reportedly asked Ms Scott for advice on what to do, to which she told her Ms Scott said she told her to “throw them in the bin” and Diana laughed.
Trump later wrote after Diana’s death that his “only regret in the women department” was that he never had the chance to “court Lady Diana Spencer”. “He said that he always thought he had a chance of romance and would have had a ‘shot’ with her,” Scott added. In his 1997 book, The Art of the Comeback, Trump wrote, “I met her on a number of occasions. I couldn’t help but notice how she moved people. She lit up the room with her charm, her presence. She was a genuine princess-a dream lady.”
However, reacting to the revelations, Trump’s spokesperson said, “They had a great relationship, liked each other a lot, but nothing ever came of it.”
The veteran television presenter and interviewer also writes about the vitriolic letters the US property tycoon wrote to her for many years after she made a critical film profile of him during the 1990s. She said, “It drove Trump mad with rage and he initiated what was to become a long series of threats and vicious letters to me. This would culminate in threats from him that he would sue me for every penny I had and ruin my career.” She added,
“Ultimately, I made it clear to him that if he continued to harass me I would take legal action against him. The letters then stopped,” she said.
Ms Scott said that Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly “had it easy” in her encounter with Mr Trump.
Mr Trump attacked the professionalism of the journalist when she co-chaired the debate between Republican presidential candidates last week suggesting she had been so combative because she had “blood coming out of her wherever”.
But Ms Scott alleges he inundated her with angry mail after she made a critical documentary on him during the 1990s.
She said: “It drove Trump mad with rage and he initiated what was to become a long series of threats and vicious letters to me.
“This would culminate in threats from him that he would sue me for every penny I had and ruin my career.”
He said she was “obnoxious”, “not at all very smart” and “a major loser”. It was only after she threatened legal action did the letters stop, she says.