Candice Bergen Wears ‘Free Melania’ Sweater as She Talks About College Date with Donald Trump

Candice Bergen Wears 'Free Melania' Sweater as She Talks About College Date with Donald Trump
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Perhaps Bergen’s attire on WWHL makes a little more sense now. “Listen, she wears this ‘Free Melania’ sweater with some authority here,” Andy quipped. 

Candice Bergen Wears 'Free Melania' Sweater as She Talks About College Date with Donald Trump

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Candice Bergen recalled the dud of a date she went on with future President Donald Trump back in college, and admitted his dedication to color coordination just didn’t do it for her.Daily Mail, the “Free Melania” sweatshirt that Bergen wore sells for $33.99. There are also hoodie and T-shirt versions of the “Free Melania” clothing. The “Free Melania” phrase became popular on President Trump’s Inauguration Day, when a video went viral that featured First Lady Melania Trump smiling at her husband, then appearing sad when he turned away.Candice Bergen dropped by the Watch What Happens Live clubhouse on Wednesday night alongside Reese Witherspoon, where the five-time Emmy award winning actress indulged host Andy Cohen in a game of “Candidly Candice,” in which Witherspoon had to guess which facts read about Bergen were true and which were false. After a couple of rounds about Elizabeth Taylor and Ronald Reagan (to remind everyone of Bergen’s Beverly Hills lineage), the announcer read, “During Candace’s college years, she went on a date with a young, strapping Donald Trump.”

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Home Again costar Reese Witherspoon, was first photographed wearing the garment on Sept. 6 during a visit to SiriusXM’s New York studios. The $360 sweater comes from designer Rachelle Hruska MacPherson’s label Lingua Franca, though $20 knockoffs have already hit the web.

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Candice Bergen and Donald Trump once went on a date

After hearing the story, Cohen joked, “She does wear the sweater with some authority here.”

Bergen, 71, told host Andy Cohen and “Home Again” co-star Reese Witherspoon that she and a young Trump went on a single date in college.  

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New York Daily News said the “Murphy Brown” actress was 18 and attending the University of Pennsylvania at the time.

Candice Bergen Says a Young Donald Trump Picked Her Up for a Date in a Three-piece Burgundy Suit

“She wears a ‘Free Melania’ shirt with some authority,” Cohen said after Beverly Hills-born Bergen, 71, recalled Trump as “a douche.”Letting the thought of a Sliding Doors scenario—one in which Thompson changed the trajectory of Trump’s life somehow—linger in the video suite for a few seconds, the Oscar winner continued: “You just don’t know, do you? I could have changed things. One way or the other.”

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Candice Bergen: 'Donald Trump was a Douche on Our College Date'

Donald Trump was once just a young guy with quasi-celebrity status who was in search of love . . . or something like it. Or, at least, that’s what Candice Bergen must’ve thought when she found herself on a date with him years ago. On Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Bergen played a game of true or false with her Home Again costar Reese Witherspoon and revealed that Trump once asked her out on a date and picked her up while wearing a “three-piece burgundy suit and burgundy patent leather loafers in a burgundy limousine.”RelatedThe 1 Reason Trump Has Made So Many Cameos, According to Matt Damon Bergen also spoke about this date on Harry on Sept. 13, telling host Harry Connick Jr. that “it was a very short dinner” and she was home by 9 p.m. And to make it perfectly clear, she wasn’t totally gunning to go on this date. “I was 18,” Bergen said on Harry. “He was a nice-looking guy, I mean, he was. And I was in college, and it’s where he was going to be going to college . . . It was like a blind date. He called me in the dorm, and I was bored.”

“There was no physical contact, whatsoever,” she said emphatically. 

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Candice Bergen's '60s date with Donald Trump: He was a 'douche'
Candice Bergen's '60s date with Donald Trump: He was a 'douche'

“Watch What Happens Live” Wednesday night alongside “Home Again” co-star Reese Witherspoon, wearing a blue sweater with the words “Free Melania” embroidered across the front.

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Candice Bergen turns heads with phrase on her sweater as she details date with Donald Trump
Candice Bergen turns heads with phrase on her sweater as she details date with Donald Trump

A decade later, in July 2002, Bergen shocked the media when she told the Associated Press she actually agreed with Quayle’s infamous speech. “I never have really said much about the whole episode, which was endless. But his speech was a perfectly intelligent speech about fathers not being dispensable and nobody agreed with that more than I did,” said Bergen, whose own father was famed actor and ventriloquist Edgar Bergen.Candice Bergen has become the latest unbearably cool and hip septuagenarian to do the late-night circuit thanks to Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, where she sported a "Free Melania" sweater and happily played along with Andy Cohen's popular "Candidly" segment.Watch What Happens Live, as can be seen in the below video from Yahoo.

Candice Bergen Reveals That She Once Went On A Date With Donald Trump

Trump, of course, went on to marry three times. For her part, Bergen's other dates seem to have found better success: she was married for 15 years to the French filmmaker Louis Malle before his passing, and has spent the last 17 with husband Marshall Rose, a real estate magnate.

Candice Bergen said Trump was a 'douche' when they went on a date

Bergen’s sweater was custom made ― the brand also dressed author Jena Wright in a “Dump Trump” piece for the Creative Arts Emmys ― but you can find other, less politically charged $360 variations of the sweater on Net-a-Porter. knockoff version, sans cashmere, for $29.99.

"He was a good-looking guy. And a douche," she said of her former date, deadpan. She added there was no physical contact between the two.

Bergen isn’t the only celebrity to have gone on a date with Donald Trump before he was married to Melania. Former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kim Richards also once when on a date with the future president, while British actress Emma Thompson famously turned down a date with the real estate mogul. “I was home very early. There was no physical contact whatsoever,” the longtime Hollywood star said.

Harry Connick Jr. on an episode of his daytime show Harry, airing Thursday.Slovenian model feels trapped in her 12-year marriage.But that's not all: "He picked me up. He was wearing a burgundy three-piece suit with burgundy patent leather boots, and he was in a burgundy limousine, so it was very color-coordinated. I was home by nine." When pressed, she clarified that "nine" was P.M., not A.M. "It was a very short dinner," she noted.

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Murphy Brown star, who also attended the University of Pennsylvania, says that Trump picked her up wearing a three-piece burgundy suit, burgundy patent-leather loafers, arriving in a burgundy limousine.

“There was no physical contact whatsoever,” she said.

"Yes," the former model admitted with some giggles before diving into Cohen's Love Connection-esque follow-up questions. Did he pick her up? "Yes, he did. He was wearing a three-piece burgundy suit and burgundy patent leather loafers in a burgundy limousine." Was there any chemistry? "No, I was home very early." Was there… any canoodling? "No, there was no physical contact whatsoever." And finally, what was her overall impression of the future president? "He was a good-looking guy, and a douche."

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Candice Bergen Describes Her Very Color-Coordinated Date With Donald Trump
Candice Bergen Describes Her Very Color-Coordinated Date With Donald Trump

Lingua Franca, the brand also responsible for the “I miss Barack” and “I didn’t vote for him” sweaters. admitted back in 2015 that he’d all but been rejected by Bergen.[Image by Diane Freed/Getty Images] [Featured Image by Keystone/Getty Images]

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“He called me in the dorm and I was bored,” she told Harry Connick Jr. in a separate interview airing Thursday. “So he picked me up, he was wearing a burgundy three-piece suit, with burgundy patent leather boots and he was in a burgundy limousine, so it was very color-coordinated.”

Get more celebrity news and photos delivered to your inbox for free on weekdays. Sign up for our Coffee Break newsletter here. Cohen noted that the actress probably has the authority to speak on the matter of what it means to be a woman getting involved with the famously brash, narcissistic former New York real estate mogul and reality TV star.Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Wednesday night. It was during her college years at the University of Pennsylvania, which is also the president’s alma mater (Bergen left the school after her sophomore year, but she later received an honorary doctorate from the university in 1992).

Andy Cohen and fellow WWHL guest Reese Witherspoon (clip above). The Home Again star said Trump picked her up (“He was wearing a three-piece burgundy suit and burgundy patent loafers and in a burgundy limousine”), they had no chemistry (“No, I was home very early”), and there was no kiss (“No, there was no physical contact whatsoever”). 
“Free Melania” became a popular meme and Twitter hashtag after a video emerged following Trump’s Inauguration. In it, Melania Trump can be seen smiling as her husband turns around to talk to her, only to start frowning as soon as he turns away.ADVERTISEMENT “He was wearing a three-piece burgundy suit and burgundy patent leather loafers,” she said on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” adding that he also showed up in a matching burgundy limousine.
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Candice Bergen cut short a college date with Donald Trump because he was “a douche”.

wearing taped-up, too-long ties back then. One can only imagine that the answer was yes — and that he definitely wore a long, taped burgundy tie along with his suit.


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