NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: (L-R)Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Kathy Hilton, Rick Hilton, Nicky Hilton and Paris Hilton attend European School Of Economics Foundation Vision And Reality Awards on December 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for European School of Economics Foundation)

Did Donald Trump make inappropriate comments about 12-year-old Paris Hilton?

A 2003 interview with Howard Stern and Donald Trump is stirring up controversy, with some saying Trump admitted to finding Paris Hilton attractive when she was 12 years old. 

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"Somebody who a lot of people don't give credit to but in actuality is really beautiful, really beautiful, is Paris Hilton," Trump said. "She's very beautiful. She's flawless." 

Trump said he has known Hilton since she was 12 years old because her parents are friends of his. 

"The first time I saw her, she walked into a room and I said, 'Who the hell is that?'" he said.

When asked if he was ever interested in pursuing a relationship with her, Trump said, "Well, at 12, I wasn't interested. I've never been into that. I've sort of always stuck around that 25 category."

Trump went on to say that Hilton is "dumb like a fox."

Trump has recently been under fire after Alicia Machado, the 1996 Miss Universe winner, accused him of calling her "Miss Piggy" because of weight gain and "Miss Housekeeping" because she's Latina.

Clinton brought attention to Machado's experience with Trump and the pageant during the first presidential debate on Sept. 26.

"She was the winner and you know, she gained a massive amount of weight and it was a real problem. We had a real problem," Trump said during a "Fox and Friends" interview. "Not only that, her attitude, and we had a real problem with her, so Hillary went back into the years and she found this girl -- this was many years ago. And found the girl and talked about her like she was Mother Theresa. And it wasn't quite that way, but that's OK. Hillary has to do what she has to do."

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