December 6th, 2011
03:33 PM ET
In “Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again,” the mogul muses, "maybe she became a star because I put her on the Miss Universe Pageant. It’s very possible, who knows what would have happened without it, because she caused a sensation.”
In case you didn’t catch that particular beauty competition, Lady Gaga performed at the 2008 Miss Universe Pageant. A latex-clad Mother Monster sang her hit “Just Dance” as contestants shook their stuff in bikinis.
Trump, 65, adds of the pop star’s current fame, “I really believe I had at least something to do with it."
“Time to Get Tough” hits shelves this week.
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