Blondie singer Debbie Harry has said Donald Trump was "not interested" in her at all when they met, adding that she thinks the US president prefers "big women".

The 75-year-old musician and actress said she briefly spoke to Trump during a promotional event for the US version of The Celebrity Apprentice, which was hosted by Mr. Trump.

She was asked to help promote a new flavour of ice cream created by her friend Penn Jillette, one half of acclaimed magic duo Penn and Teller, who was competing on the show in 2012 and 2013.


Harry said she was introduced to Mr. Trump but quipped that he had been unimpressed by her.

She told the PA news agency, "I actually met him extremely briefly. He was kind of not interested in me at all. I met him when he was doing the Apprentice TV show.

"A couple of friends of mine actually did the show - Cyndi Lauper and Penn Jillette from Penn and Teller.

"Penn's assignments for that show was to create a flavour of ice cream and then to prepare a marketing strategy.

"He asked me to do an endorsement for his product, which I was very happy to do - I love Penn and Teller and I love Penn, so I did do that.

"Then there was a big event, I don't remember exactly where and, as I say, I met him [Trump] very briefly.

"Penn introduced me to him. I’m not tall enough. He likes tall women. He likes big women."

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The Blondie star, who has been a vocal critic of Mr Trump during his presidency, also claimed the former businessman is "racist".

Speaking about the political situation in the US in the lead up to the 2020 election, she told PA: "It seems to be very two-sided. There seems to be the pro-Trumps and the anti-Trumps.

"Of course, I don’t really agree with the things he believes in or refuses to acknowledge.

"I think we are suffering from his lack of acknowledgement of the seriousness and the desperation of the people.

"And the fact that he is a racist is unacceptable."