Former Miss Teen USA Shares Her Alleged Donald Trump Story

October 13th 2016

Kyle Jaeger

This week, numerous women have come forward and accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of alleged sexual harassment and assault. In a string of tweets former Miss Teen USA Kamie Crawford said she wasn't surprised by the allegations. She had her own alleged experience being degraded by Trump, she claimed on Twitter on Wednesday.


At 17, Crawford won the Miss Teen USA title — the first time a woman of color had won in nearly a decade — and she claimed a pageant official warned her that "Mr. Trump doesn't like black people" and not to take offense if he wasn't "extremely welcoming towards you." Trump allegedly only liked a certain "type" of black person, she was reportedly told.

Here's what Crawford wrote about her 2009 encounter with Trump.

But this isn't the first time Trump has faced allegations of racism.

Trump's tendency to stereotype black communities on the campaign trail — to appeal to black voters across the U.S. by making misleading claims about the poverty and daily violence that he seems to believe black people face as a collective group — has earned him criticism in recent months. His rise in American politics can also be largely traced back to his role in the "birther movement," which some view as a racially motivated attempt to delegitimize the country's first black president. These are just a few examples.

Polling wise, Trump has virtually no support among black voters. Polls have consistently had Trump trailing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in support from black voters by more than 90 percent, FiveThirtyEight reported.

ATTN: reached out to Crawford, as well as the Trump campaign, for comment. We did not receive a response by the time of publication, but we will update this story when we hear back. Trump has not responded to Crawford's allegation as of yet, but he's denied all allegations of sexual assault that have come out in recent days.