A message of sympathy to a grieving mother from Donald Trump took on a decidedly creepy tone.
“A long time ago, before I was married, I met Kelly Preston at a club and worked like hell to try and pick her up,” he wrote on the now-defunct Trump University blog. “She was beautiful, personable, and definitely had allure. At the time I had no idea she was married to John Travolta.”
The strange blog post was rediscovered by Mother Jones, which published it Tuesday as part of its “Trump Files” series, a “daily dose of telling episodes, strange but true stories, or curious scenes” from Trump’s life.
The liberal magazine said the message was written shortly after Travolta and Preston’s son, Jett, suffered a fatal seizure at age 16 while on a family vacation.
Trump went on to boast about his success with the opposite sex, writing: “In any event, my track record on this subject has always been outstanding, but Kelly wouldn’t give me the time of day,” he said. “She was very nice, very elegant, but I didn’t have a chance with her, and that was that.”
At least he ended the blog post by saying his thoughts were with Preston and her family, Mother Jones reported.
He also seemed overly impressed that she wasn’t tempted to cheat on her husband.
“Some people have values that matter to them, and she is one of them. Her loyalty was unwavering and I have always remembered that about her,” Trump wrote in the article titled “Loyalty and Kelly Preston.”
“Being true to someone is very close to being true to yourself. That’s a valuable attribute in today’s world. I’m sure she was a wonderful mother to Jett and my thoughts are with her and her family after their terrible loss,” the then Chairman of Trump University concluded.