“I didn’t hide my race from Donald Trump. He knew,” Kara Young told The New York Times. “He would say, ‘You’re like Derek Jeter.’ And I would say, ‘Exactly.’”
She told the paper that she's never heard him make any sort of racist comments, but was left "horrified" by what he said about the deadly attack in Charlottesville.
During the campaign, the mom-of-two told the TV show Chasing News that the real estate tycoon is not a racist.
“I would never go out with anybody that was a racist — of course not — that's crazy,"she said at the time. "Everyone asks me."
The two met at a party in the Hamptons in 1997. At the time, she was a model, gracing the pages of the Victoria's Secret catalog and countless magazines including Playboy in Germany.
Young and Trump dated for about two years. In 2007, she co-founded the salon, Hair Rules, in New York City, where she lives with her family.
In 2001, while Trump was dating his future wife Melania, he called in to the Howard Stern radio show to praise Young.
“She's a wonderful girl. You know, she's really a fantastic girl,” he said.