If you were hoping to gain some more confidence about the man currently running the United States of America, the following memory probably won't serve you. Now that you've been warned, let's go back to the fall of 2012, a time in which Trump had his sights set on a topic that he must have deemed incredibly important. Because it was all he could talk — er, tweet — about. That topic was Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's relationship. In 2012, Trump sent out a series of tweets knocking Stewart. Nearly five years after the fact, and on the day of that same man's presidential inauguration, Stewart reminisced on the absurdity of Trump's tweets, the current political situation, and what we can do to move forward during an interview with Variety.
While promoting her new short film (and directorial debut), the actor told Variety, “[Trump] was mad at me a couple years ago, really obsessed with me a couple years ago, which is f*cking crazy." She added,
Keep in mind that in October 2012, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were in a presidential race, but somehow the Twilight co-stars' romance took precedence. For a future politician, this does seem particularly absurd. Not to mention that Trump far exceeds the median age of those interested in an off-screen Twilight pairing.
Reasons for why the tweets are bizarre could go on (and on), but Stewart notes that back in 2012, they didn't hold as much weight. Coming from some rich guy that helmed The Apprentice, they were simply odd, albeit insensitive. "At that point, he was just, like, a reality star. I had no reference," she said. "It wasn’t like really a thing. But in retrospect, somebody reminded me of that and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, you’re right!'”
See the series of Trump's declarations regarding Stewart below.
Robert Pattinson should not take back Kristen Stewart. She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again--just watch. He can do much better!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2012
He even wrote directly to Pattinson (without actually tagging him in the tweet).
Robert I'm getting a lot of heat for saying you should dump Kristen- but I'm right. If you saw the Miss Universe girls you would reconsider.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2012
So many tweets & stories on Stewart/Pattinson Look, it doesn't matter-- the relationship will never be the same. It is permanently broken.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2012
And that's not even the end...
Everyone knows I am right that Robert Pattinson should dump Kristen Stewart. In a couple of years, he will thank me. Be smart, Robert.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2012
Everyone is asking me to speak more on Robert & Kristen.I don't have time except to say "Robert, drop her, she cheated on you & will again!"— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2012
But wait, there's still more.
After Friday’s Twilight release, I hope Robert Pattinson will not be seen in public with Kristen--she will cheat on him again!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2012
When asked if Stewart had anything to share with other young women, who Variety’s Elizabeth Wagmeister said might be "scared now with our new president," the actor replied, “Ladies, stand up for yourself!” Though she said it half-jokingly, and with a laugh, the sentiment is a valuable one. Especially coming from Stewart, an actor that young women grew up watching on the big screen.
As for her last piece of sound advice, the actor shared, “I’ve never been the most politically charged person, but I think at this point, it’s not political. It’s f*cking so humanitarian." She added,
"He’s probably, like, going to tweet about this," the actor quipped, referencing her interview. As Trump gets settled in at the White House, let's hope he has more pressing matters this time around.