search
'We go to the military, right? We know Krav Maga and everything'

That time Gal Gadot met Donald Trump at the Miss Universe pageant

Israeli actress jokingly cites Israeli military training, Krav Maga as reason GOP nominee — who recently boasted about grabbing women — never touched her

Gal Gadot appeared as a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden, on October 21, 2016. (Screenshot)
Gal Gadot appeared as a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden, on October 21, 2016. (Screenshot)

Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who plays the role of fictitious super heroine Wonder Woman in the upcoming film of the same name, jokingly cited her Israeli military training and Krav Maga as the reason Donald Trump would never have dared touch her at a Miss Universe Pageant 12 years ago in which she participated and which he owned at the time.

In an interview Thursday on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the British comedian and host asked Gadot about her experience winning the Miss Israel pageant in 2004 and subsequently being entered to represent Israel at the Miss Universe pageant, which the Republican presidential nominee owned as the time.

“Show me on a doll where he touched you,” Corden told Gadot, to uproarious laughter from the audience and co-guest Cher.

“No, no, no,” she replied laughingly. “So, I’m Israeli, we go to the military, right? We know Krav Maga and everything,” she said, making some sort of vague martial art movement with her arms.

“She would have grabbed him,” ventured Cher — “in his genitals,” interjected Gadot — “and he would have never moved again.”

Trump has been under fire recently for a 2005 audio and video tape in which he boasts about kissing and grabbing women by the genitals, citing his fame. Since the tape was published, at least 10 women have come forward to accuse the GOP nominee of inappropriate or unsolicited sexual advances.

Gadot said that when she met Trump over a decade ago, she was “really impressed by the hair.”

The Israeli actress said she has watched all three presidential debates between Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, calling them “interesting,” but “crazy and like a carnival.”

Cher was much more outspoken in her opposition to Trump

“I don’t understand how this crazy man, this crazy man and grabber of crotches, is where he is,” said Cher, as Gadot giggled beside her.

read more:
comments
Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed