Donald Trump just can’t go a day without picking a fight with someone. His latest target: supermodel Heidi Klum. Over the weekend, he told the New York Times, “Sadly, she is no longer a 10.” Really? Have you seen her lately, Donald — she is more like an 11.
Is the highly competitive Trump smarting over the fact that Klum is front and center on two massive TV hits: “Americas Got Talent” and “Project Runway“? The former, which tops the ratings weekly, airs on NBC, the net that famously fired Trump from “Celebrity Apprentice” earlier this year. And the latter is the centerpiece of Lifetime’s popular summertime programming.
Adding insult to injury, Klum is an Emmy winner for Best Reality Host (2013) while Trump never even netted a nomination in that category. Indeed, Klum has racked up six bids for her work on “Project Runway,” contending again this year alongside Tim Gunn. And their show is nominated for the 11th year running for Best Reality Competition Series.
Trump’s first TV outing, “The Apprentice,” lost both of its bids in this category back in 2004 and 2005. And, as evidenced by his outburst on an episode of “Celebrity Apprentice” earlier this year, the Donald is still bitter about that first loss: “I got screwed out of an Emmy. Everybody thought I was gonna win it. In fact, when they announced the winner, I stood up before the winner was announced. And I started walking for the Emmy. And then they announced the most boring show on television, ‘The Amazing Race.’ Piece of crap.”
Uh, Donald — that “piece of crap” has won this Emmy 10 times since the category was created 12 years ago.
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Photo: Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn in 2014. Credit: MediaPunch/REX