“Well, that was a nice little love pat,” the host of a celebrity news segment said in 1994 after airing a video in which Donald Trump smacked his then-wife Marla Maples on the ass, then leaned around her to verify if the cameras were rolling.


The video was taken at a 1994 party for Ocean Drive Magazine, which had apparently just expanded into the Palm Beach area. Trump held a party at Mar-a-Lago to celebrate its launch, where, Fox 29 reported, there were 700 guests, “mostly models coming up from South Beach by the busload—literally.”


As the cameras also pan over these famous parrots, the reporter also notes the champagne ran out early. A classic Trump event.

Former Gawker news editor

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