Trump Reportedly Rigged Votes in Miss Universe Pageants

February 23, 2018 - miss universe

President Donald Trump reportedly fraudulent Miss Universe elections to go to women in countries where he had clever business ties, according to a new report from a New Yorker focusing on a 2013 Miss Universe pageant.

The story centers around a 2013 Miss Universe pageant, that was reason in Moscow, and over that Trump presided. Although he has given sole a pageant, a boss was a co-owner of Miss Universe during a time.

Several contestants told a New Yorker that they suspicion a competition was rigged, with Trump simply picking a women he wanted to win, who all happened to accost from countries he wanted or had business relations with. 

Adwoa Yamoah, who competed as Miss Canada in 2012, told me, “He done comments about each girl: ‘I’ve been to that country.’ ‘We’re building a Trump Tower there.’ It was transparent a countries that he favourite did well. He’d wheeze to Paula about a girls, and she’d write it down. He fundamentally told us he picked 9 of a tip fifteen.” Kerrie Baylis, who was Miss Jamaica in 2013, described a identical stage and combined that, when a finalists were announced, “the list looked like a countries that Donald Trump did business with, or wanted to do business with.”

In 2013, a competition’s judges were repelled when nothing of their selections done it through, though Trump’s preferences did.

Trump had motionless that year’s manifestation should be in Moscow, a depart from a sunnier climes where a eventuality had formerly been held. Trump had visited a city several times, Toobin writes, “hoping to supplement one of his eponymous towers to a city’s skyline.” His skeleton have never materialized, though he stood to benefit from creation relations there.

From there, Trump’s ties to what happened in 2016 seemed to have been cemented.


By 2013, Trump was a domicile name, after a success of The Apprentice. His forays into both genuine estate and showbusiness mirrored a arena of Russia’s Agalarov family, whose scion Aras done his happening in genuine estate growth and whose son Emin was a cocktail singer.

Trump done a understanding with a Agalarov family to reason a Miss Universe manifestation in Moscow that year. The manifestation would be reason on skill belonging to them, and Emin would perform during a manifestation in a bid to boost his tellurian appeal. One of Emin’s song videos facilities Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo. Another featured Miss Universe 2013 contestants, and Trump himself, delivering his signature line: ”You’re fired!”

Trump also hoped that his attribute to a Agalarovs would yield a assembly with Putin. After announcing that a manifestation would be in Russia, Trump tweeted, “Do we consider Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in Nov in Moscow—if so, will he turn my new best friend?”

Putin never showed, though Trump did make some critical connections, including with Rob Goldstone, Emin Agalarov’s manager. Goldstone after organised a 2016 assembly between Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, Donald Trump Jr., and Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian counsel claiming to have mud on Hillary Clinton.

Since a 2013 Miss Universe pageant, Trump has kept in hold with a Agalarov family and has continued kowtowing to Putin and Russian interests. In 2015, while a presidential candidate, he was also still perplexing to build in Moscow, even going so distant as to pointer a minute of vigilant to permit a Trump name to a due bureau building in a city. Felix Sater, an financier in Trump properties and convicted rapist with ties to a Russian mob, due a deal.

In an email to Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer, Sater also wrote a following:

“I will get Putin on this module and we will get Donald elected. . . . Buddy a child can turn President of a USA and we can operative it. we will get all of Putins group to buy in on this.”

Although a genuine estate understanding fell through, Sater’s prophecy didn’t.

Read a New Yorker’s full news here.

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