Trump’s biracial ex confirms joke made about getting her intelligence from ‘white side’ of family

Kara Young, a biracial supermodel who dated former President Donald Trump in the late ’90s, confirmed a story where the ex-commander-in-chief said she got her intelligence from the ‘white side’ of her family. 

Young, 47, spoke to Inside Edition’s Deborah Norville – her first interview about Trump since he became president in 2017. She added that the conversation will be her final public statement on the ex-commander-in-chief. 

She confirmed a story from Maggie Haberman’s book, Confidence Man, where Trump joked that his biracial model ex-girlfriend got her ‘beauty’ from her black mother and her ‘intelligence’ from her white father.

Young told Norville that he did say it, but clarified: ‘It sounds – when someone says something in jest – are they kidding? I don’t know.’

The model adds that they didn’t ‘fight or anything like that’ but that she did tell Trump that ‘it’s not funny.’ 

Kara Young, a biracial supermodel who dated former President Donald Trump in the late ’90s, confirmed a story where the ex-commander-in-chief said she got her intelligence from the ‘white side’ of her family

Young, 47, spoke to Inside Edition's Deborah Norville in her first public comments about Trump since he became president in 2016 and in what she claims will be the last time

Young, 47, spoke to Inside Edition’s Deborah Norville in her first public comments about Trump since he became president in 2016 and in what she claims will be the last time

She confirmed a story from Maggie Haberman's book, Confidence Man, where Trump joked that his biracial model ex-girlfriend got her 'beauty' from her black mother and her 'intelligence' from her white father

She confirmed a story from Maggie Haberman’s book, Confidence Man, where Trump joked that his biracial model ex-girlfriend got her ‘beauty’ from her black mother and her ‘intelligence’ from her white father

His response, Young claims, is that he said: ‘I was just joking, I was just kidding. No, I don’t think that.’

Trump asked Young out after his divorce from Marla Maples in 1997.

She said: ‘I didn’t think I was going to like him, because he wasn’t my type. I didn’t think he was my type, but it just ends up happening. I know it’s hard to believe, he’s very funny and he had a really good personality.’

They eventually broke up, but Young claims no bad blood and that the relationship ‘ran its course.’ 

She added that she finally spoke to Norville – who introduces Young as a friend – because it got frustrating being contacted about Trump and being able to say nothing. 

Young says she hasn’t spoken to Trump in six years when she called him to congratulate him on his victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

The supermodel said that she believes Trump will run for president again, as has been speculated, in 2024 but says that he shouldn’t. 

She also clarified to Inside Edition that this interview would be the first and last time she’d ever speak publicly about him.  

The new anecdote comes from Confidence Man, by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, out Tuesday, and was first reported by Rolling Stone.  

Trump once joked that his former biracial model girlfriend got her 'beauty' from her black parent and her 'intelligence' from her white parent, according to a new book

Trump once joked that his former biracial model girlfriend got her ‘beauty’ from her black parent and her ‘intelligence’ from her white parent, according to a new book

Trump in January 2017 held a reception at the White House to meet with congressional leaders, pictured above

Trump in January 2017 held a reception at the White House to meet with congressional leaders, pictured above 

At one point, the former president turned to a group of racially diverse staffers and asked them to bring out the hors d'oeuvres, mistaking them for the wait staff

At one point, the former president turned to a group of racially diverse staffers and asked them to bring out the hors d’oeuvres, mistaking them for the wait staff

Young in 2017 defended Trump against accusations of racism. ‘I never heard him say a disparaging comment towards any race of people,’ she told the Times. 

Asked whether he supported white supremacist ideals, she said at the time: ‘That was not my experience.’ 

The president, who had three marriages, was known for dating models before he settled down with first lady Melania Trump. 

He also dated models Kylie Bax and Rowanne Brewer Lane and dated tennis player Allison Giannini in the late 1990s.

In a 2017 interview Young detailed another incident where Trump expressed surprise that Serena and Venus Williams drew a racially diverse crowd at the U.S. Open, as he had thought black people were uninterested in tennis. 

Young's parents back when they were dating, in an Instagram post of the supermodel's

Young’s parents back when they were dating, in an Instagram post of the supermodel’s

Young with her father in more recent times

Young with her father in more recent times

In another moment reported in Haberman’s book, Trump in January 2017 held a reception at the White House to meet with congressional leaders. 

At one point, the former president turned to a group of racially diverse staffers and asked them to bring out the hors d’oeuvres, mistaking them for the wait staff. 

‘Why don’t you get’ the food, Trump asked the wait staff. 

Then-White House chief of staff Reince Priebus rushed to correct Trump’s flub, telling him he’d just addressed top congressional aides and signaling to the actual wait staff. 

In his own tell-all former national security adviser, John Bolton noted that Trump once told him he didn’t like to be dumped, instead preferring to end any relationships with women, an observation then-chief of staff John Kelly found revealing. 

Trump told Bolton ‘how with the women he had dated, he never liked to have them break up with him; he always wanted to be the one doing the breaking up. (‘Very revealing,’ said Kelly when I told him later),’ Bolton writes in his memoir.