Donald Trump offers blogger a job because she “has a great look”
During a press conference held at one of his hotels, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump plucked a woman out of the crowd and pulled her onstage to offer her a job.
The woman, a freelance blogger named Alicia Watkins, said that she was a 9/11 survivor as well as a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. The retired Air Force staff sergeant, who claimed also to have once been homeless, had been given clearance by the campaign to ask a question beforehand, and when called upon to do so, she asked Trump if he would include a veterans employment program in his new Washington hotel.
According to The New York Post, Trump replied by pulling her up on stage with him and asking her about her qualifications: “We need good people, so what’s your experience, in front of the world?”
He later went on to tell the press that he would probably be offering her a job, saying, “If we can make a good deal on the salary, she’s probably going to have a job. She looks so smart. She asked a question and it was a very positive question. She looks like she’s got a great look.”
The encounter ended with a hug and a kiss on the cheek before Watkins left with a Trump associate.