Steph McGovern claims Donald Trump bullied producer in 2012 interview
TV presenter Steph McGovern claims Donald Trump tried to bully a producer during interview on BBC Breakfast in 2012
- Steph McGovern, 37, revealed that Donald Trump made threats to her producer
- She claimed he said ‘You’ve got a good career here. You want to keep it that way’
- The TV host previously said he tried to charm her during the 2012 BBC interview
She has told how she rebuffed Donald Trump when he called her beautiful, saying she’d heard ‘better lines’ in Middlesbrough’s Club Bongo.
Now Steph McGovern has revealed that, as well as trying – and failing – to charm her during an interview on BBC Breakfast in 2012, the President also made threats to her producer.
‘Trump worked out Sean [the producer] would be the one deciding which bits would go in the piece,’ the presenter, 37, pictured, told Susannah Constantine’s podcast My Wardrobe Malfunction.
Steph McGovern (pictured) revealed that Donald Trump made threats to her producer, as well as trying – and failing – to charm her during an interview on BBC Breakfast in 2012
‘So he went over to Sean and kind of gave him this fairly harsh slap on the back and said “Sean. You’ve got a good career here. You want to keep it that way.”
‘So he basically threatened Sean. I was like, “God. That’s the measure of you, isn’t it? You just think the way to do this is to chat up women and threaten blokes.”
‘That’s what we’re seeing every day with him in power.’
Miss McGovern, 37, was the main business presenter on BBC Breakfast between 2010 and 2019.
She now hosts Channel 4’s new lunchtime programme The Steph Show, which launched during lockdown.
She added: ‘He had this massive entourage with him. He had a stylist – that makes me laugh to this day – someone is paid to that.
The business reporter told Susannah Constantine’s podcast My Wardrobe Malfunction that Donald Trump (pictured in the Oval Office on May 28) said to her producer ‘You’ve got a good career here. You want to keep it that way’
‘So he came into the room and he just did this really ridiculous thing of stopping dead, looking at me and going: “Wow. You’re so beautiful.”
‘And then he just did this whole big parade of going: “You’re so beautiful. I’m going to have to leave the room to make myself look better because if we do this interview now, everyone is going to be staring at you and not looking and listening to me.”
‘And I just literally howled because I just thought that was so funny… I just thought: “You’re trying to butter me up so I give you an easy run on an interview or just disarm me in some way.”
‘But it just literally made me burst out laughing and I was just like, ‘Oh love, I’ve just heard better lines than that down Club Bongo.’
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