Trump "Surprised" by Prejean's Outburst on Larry King Live

Says "inappropriate is more of a sexual term"

By Edward J. Carr
|  Friday, Nov 13, 2009  |  Updated 4:30 PM EDT
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Business mogul and owner of the Miss Universe organization Donald Trump said he was "surprised" by Carrie Prejean's appearance on Larry King Live. She almost left the set of the show after King asked questions Prejean deemed "inappropriate."

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After watching former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean's breakdown on Larry King Live, Donald Trump said he was dumbfounded as to why she threatened to end the interview with King and gave his own definition on what he thought the word "inappropriate" meant.

It all began so innocently, too. King started the interview by asking Prejean about her new book and the beauty pageant winner was more than happy to respond to his questions. When King started talking about Prejean's lawsuit against the Miss Universe organization, however, she called his questions "inappropriate," took off her microphone and threatened to leave the set.

"'Inappropriate' is more of a sexual term, as far as I'm concerned," Trump, owner of the Miss Universe organization, said on CNN's Headline News. "I mean — inappropriate? He asked a very, very easy question and I was surprised that she just didn't say, 'Hey, listen, I can't answer that question.' Instead she wants to walk off the stage? It was very surprising."

Keith Lewis, executive director of Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA, also responded to Prejean's outburst, releasing a scathing statement denouncing the former beauty queen.

"The public is finally getting a glimpse of the real Carrie Prejean who lives in her own delusional world," he said. "The childish behavior, her negative attitude, the sarcasm and condescending tone, the disrespect and continual lying she is demonstrating now is only a fraction of what we endured during her reign and after.

"Anyone who buys her book is supporting a woman who is actually the opposite of everything she claims to be," Lewis added. "I sincerely hope she is able to get the psychological help I believe she has shown to clearly need."

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