It has been noted that controversial comic Kathy Griffin shocked ex-presidential niece Mary Trump with a description of former President Donald Trump’s “distinctive smell” as she recounted spending time with Trump years ago.
Mary Trump — host of The Mary Trump Show podcast and a strident Trump critic — interviewed Griffin this week in a video exclusive to her The Good In Us newsletter subscribers.
Griffin — currently on her “My Life on the PTSD-List” tour — said she remembered Trump’s smell, which caused Mary Trump to cringe and suggest making it into a scented candle:
“MARY TRUMP: What is, because, you know, as you’ve mentioned, you’ve met Donald. What? You were on the show more than once or I know with Liza minnelli. And–
KATHY GRIFFIN: On. Yes, I was on. I was part of challenges for The Celebrity Apprentice twice, one as part of a challenge for my dear departed friend Joan Rivers. And then one was as the civilian apprentice when Liza was the headliner and I was the host of an event. I did spend an afternoon with The Donald and Liza Minnelli. And I need to tell you, I don’t know what Liza was on, but I should have been on that, too! With love! I say that with love!
MARY TRUMP: You know, whatever it takes.
KATHY GRIFFIN: The Donald has a distinct smell that doesn’t really get enough press, it’s like body odor with kind of like a scented makeup products. But you can smell the hair products even outdoors.
Don’t make that face! I’m just being honest. I know.
MARY TRUMP: Well, I don’t know. Maybe somebody needs to make a candle that said yeah, because that’ll fly off the shelves right Christmas right now. Okay.
KATHY GRIFFIN: I have to go. I don’t mean to be that A-hole.
MARY TRUMP: No, no, no. I’m going. I can talk to you forever.”