Hugh Hefner regretted putting Trump on the cover of Playboy: 'There's a personal embarrassment'

Donald TrumpSara D. Davis/Getty ImagesDonald Trump with his Playboy cover.

Hugh Hefner’s son told The Hollywood Reporter last month that his father regretted putting President Donald Trump on the cover of Playboy, the magazine he founded and ran as editor-in-chief.

“We don’t respect the guy,” Cooper Hefner said. “There’s a personal embarrassment because Trump is somebody who has been on our cover.”

Trump appeared on the cover of Playboy in March 1990, photographed next to playmate Brandi Brandt.

Trump routinely signed supporters’ copies of the Playboy cover during rallies and campaign events. He has a framed copy hanging in his Trump Tower office.

Hefner died Wednesday night of natural causes. He was 91.

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