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Gloria Allred On Donald Trump And Transgender Miss Universe Controversy: 'The World Does Not Revolve Around His Penis'

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Feminist attorney Gloria Allred shot back at Donald Trump, who said she'd "be very impressed" with his genitals, by saying she doesn't "have a magnifying glass strong enough to see something that small," and that "the world does not revolve around his penis."

Trump and Allred have traded barbs for several days regarding the controversy surrounding Jenna Talackova, the transgender beauty queen who was disqualified last month from the Miss Universe pageant, which is owned by Trump's company.

Appearing on my radio program on SiriusXM OutQ on Friday, Allred who represents Talackova, who was a finalist in the Miss Universe Canada pageant before being disqualified, reiterated that her client was discriminated against.

"She is female on her driver's license, on her passport, on her birth certificate, and she's recognized in Canada as a woman," she said. "She has always thought of herself as a woman."

Allred also called upon to Trump to eliminate the rule that contestants must be "naturally born" women. Trump did just that later in the evening, announcing his reversal during a segment on ABC's "20/20," opening the pageant to Talackova and any transgender women in the future.

Allred had earlier in the week made the point that Trump shouldn't be concerned with Talackova's genitals since "she didn't ask Mr. Trump to prove he's a naturally born man, or see photos of his birth, or to view his anatomy." That prompted Trump to crack, "I think Gloria would be very, very impressed with me."

In our radio interview, Allred shot back:

"I don't have a magnifying glass strong enough to see something that small. The world does not revolve around his penis. We have to get off the subject of genitalia and let's just look at people as individuals and put aside the fears, the prejudices, and stereotypes that he may have."

Even after Trump announced he'd eliminate the rule barring females who are not "naturally born," he was still making statements that offended Talackova and her attorney, saying on "20/20" that he'd questioned the 23-year-beauty contestant's motives because her first name and the beginning of last name together spell "Jennatal" or "genital."

Allred responded to Barbara Walters that Trump needs "stop being focused on genitals, his or anyone else's."

Listen to the full interview here:

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