Charlie Sheen, the actor, has described how Donald Trump once gave him fake diamond and platinum cufflinks as an impromptu wedding gift.

Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, the former star of Two and a Half Men recalled being approached by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in a restaurant in an encounter that left a bad impression.

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"I'm really not a fan," Sheen said. "I was once in a restaurant with my then-wife Brooke [Mueller] and he came up to me to say he would like to give me a wedding gift. He took off his cufflinks, told me they were solid platinum and diamonds, and insisted I have them.


"Six months later I was having some jewellery appraised and remembered the cufflinks. When the jeweller took a look, she recoiled and said, 'In their finest moment, they were cheap pewter and bad zirconia'.

"They had 'Trump' stamped on them - I think that says a lot about the man."

Asked if he believed Mr Trump would be elected president, Sheen - who admitted last year that he had been diagnosed HIV positive - said he trusted the American voters.

"I have faith that good and decent people will make the right choice and the circus will leave town before it contaminates the Oval Office," he said.

It comes amid increasingly alarming poll figures for Mr Trump. An ABC/Washington Post poll showed 70 per cent of voters view him unfavourably, up 10 points over the past month.

- The Daily Telegraph