Paris Hilton: I Just ‘Pretended’ To Vote For Trump In 2016

Paris Hilton is setting the report straight about her political stance ― or, relatively, her 2016 presidential candidate of selection.

In her new guide, “Paris: The Memoir,” the truth star and heiress says she didn’t truly forged a poll for Donald Trump, regardless of claiming to have achieved so days after he received the 2016 election.

“When I was put on the spot in an interview, I pretended I voted for Donald Trump because he was an old family friend and owned the first modeling agency I signed with — and when I left to go to another agency, he was furious and intimidated the shit out of me on the phone,” Hilton writes in an excerpt from the guide reprinted by People. “The truth is even worse: I didn’t vote at all.”

According to the excerpt, the Trump revelation seems in an inventory of issues Hilton says she’s “not proud of.”

Hilton ― whose dad and mom, Rick and Kathy Hilton, have been intently aligned with the Trump household for many years ― described Trump as “a very nice man” in a CNBC interview months earlier than the 2016 election.

From left: Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Kathy Hilton, Rick Hilton, Nicky Hilton and Paris Hilton in 2012.

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“On TV, people like to say things about certain people, but he’s actually a very sweet person,” Hilton stated on the time. “I like him a lot.”

“I’ve known him since I was a little girl. So, yes,” she stated.

Hilton started altering her tune lower than a 12 months later, nevertheless, admitting in a 2017 Marie Claire interview that she hadn’t truly voted for Trump, whom she nonetheless praised as “an incredible businessman” who has “always been so nice, so respectful and sweet.”

Elsewhere within the chat, she went on to dismiss Trump’s historical past of disparaging remarks about ladies, together with herself. “I’ve heard guys say the craziest things ever, because I’m always around guys, and I listen to them speak,” she stated.

From left: Nicky Hilton, Donald Trump and Paris Hilton at the 2001 VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards.
From left: Nicky Hilton, Donald Trump and Paris Hilton on the 2001 VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards.

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Hilton was lately known as out for her prior assist of Trump in a 2022 Daily Beast article, which questioned her makes an attempt at regaining consideration with a number of recent tasks, together with the guide.

“Why is liberal Hollywood so hell-bent on thrusting her back into the spotlight?” wrote Kyndall Cunningham.

Hilton notably has taken steps to distance herself from Trump as of late. In “Paris: The Memoir,” she recollects her choice to have an abortion at 22, writing: “Women need to control their reproductive destiny.”

Speaking to Glamour journal final month, Hilton reportedly “bristle[d]” when it was urged that Trump, who backed the Supreme Court’s 2022 ruling that overturned abortion rights, is a “close family friend.”

“Not any more,” she advised the publication.