Jenna Talackova, the transgender Miss Universe contestant who has won the right to compete in the pageant, was mocked Wednesday on Don Imus' radio show.

Talackova is the 23-year-old Canadian who was told she could not compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant because she was not born female. The organization later backtracked, saying Talackova would be allowed to participate. On Tuesday, Donald Trump, the owner of Miss Universe, said he was dropping the ban and transgender women were welcome to compete.

On Imus in the Morning, which is simulcast on Fox Business Network, producer and known antagonist Bernard McGuirk repeated Trump's suggestion that Talackova's name sounded like “genital.”

“I looked at her name, and somebody brought this up to me, 'jennatal' those are the first letters of her name. And it's 'genital,'” Trump told ABC's Barbara Walters as he held up a card which read “JENNATAL.” “And I'm saying to myself, that's strange. Could there be an ulterior motive?”

“They whacked it right off,” McGuirk said on the program. “And Trump thinks something is amiss because the woman's name is Jenna Talackova. So, the first three syllables are 'genital.' … Something fishy maybe, some sort of hopes going on.”

McGuirk's observation was met with laughter from the engineering booth. (Watch the segment on