In a blog post unearthed by Mother Jones
that the business mogul reportedly wrote for the Trump University website, which no longer exists, Trump allegedly shared an occasion at a night club where he tried his best to hit on the actress.
"A long time ago, before I was married, I met Kelly Preston at a club and worked like hell to try and pick her up," Trump wrote in an editorial dedicated to Jett, who died unexpectedly from a seizure at the age of 16
. "She was beautiful, personable, and definitely had allure. At the time, I had no idea she was married to John Travolta."
Trump continued by praising Preston for having the fortitude to reject his advances, which he claimed was impressive because his "track record on this subject has always been outstanding."
"Kelly wouldn't give me the time of day. She was very nice, very elegant, but I didn't have a chance with her, and that was that."
Given the time frame Trump proposed, the incident at the club likely would have occurred between 1991 and 1993. Preston and Travolta tied the knot in 1991, while Trump, who said he wasn't married when he was trying to "pick her up," divorced ex-wife Ivana in 1992 and married his second wife, Marla Maples in 1993.
If the dates Trump suggested were accurate, Trump would have been 44 to 46 at the time, while Preston would have been 28 to 30. Additionally, Jett, Preston and Travolta's first child, was born in April 1992.
According to Mother Jones, Trump concluded the post, which has long since been deleted, by saying that his thoughts were with Preston and her family, who were mourning the death of their teenage son.
These latest controversial comments are among a great deal of past interviews
, editorials and on-tape interactions from Trump's past that have surfaced in the wake of the infamous Trump Tape earlier this month
, in which the divisive politician was recording making vulgar and misogynistic remarks about women in a 2005 hot-mic conversation with former Access Hollywood
co-host Billy Bush.