Yesterday Donald Trump doubled-down on his remarks on former Miss Universe Alicia Machado’s weight gain during an appearance on Fox News, saying that—you’ll be surprised to know!—his fat-shaming of her at the time was justified. “She gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem,” he said. You would think that he would not want to stir up the ire of women, and decent people everywhere, by going in on another woman today, but this being Trump, we’ll literally believe anything at this point, right? Perhaps that’s why many were eager to jump on a story posted on Vanity Fair this evening that said Trump had turned his judgmental gaze to Kim Kardashian, because why wouldn’t he?
“She’s gotten a little bit large,” he said of Kardashian. “I would say this, I don’t think you should dress like you weigh 120 pounds.”
The only problem is, the comments actually came from 2013. The original text of the Vanity Fair post read as the following:
“Just two days after Hillary Clinton called out Donald Trump for the reprehensible way he discussed women during their televised debate, the Republican presidential candidate ….criticized the appearance of, arguably, the most influential celebrity on the face of the planet…nine month after she gave birth,” the piece read. “Maybe not the best political strategy 40 days for the election, but certainly an interesting one!”
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) September 28, 2016
It’s since been amended with a correction after a brief period in which the headline and context were changed without mentioning the update. So, suffice to say, nothing to see here people. We all know that Trump has grown a lot in the past three years and would clearly never say such a thing about a woman. Never mind.