Politics

More Damning Info About Trump's Conduct On 'The Apprentice' And 'Miss USA' Was Just Released

October 11th 2016

By:
Almie Rose

The revealing anecdotes about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's alleged sexist behavior just keep coming.

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Trump recently came under fire after a sexually explicit tape was released by The Washington Post last week, in which Trump told former "Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush "[...] when you're a star ... You can do anything ... Grab [women] by the pussy."

The Huffington Post also just obtained a series of transcripts from Trump's reality show "The Apprentice" in which Trump allegedly body-shamed a country singer over her skin ("... her skin sucks, okay?").

The Hollywood Reporter just released an article that paints yet another unflattering portrait of Trump.

The Hollywood Reporter spoke to people Trump worked on both "The Apprentice" and the "Miss Universe" and "Miss USA" pageants, who allege that Trump was sexist and racist both in his conduct and words.

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"... he definitely would describe the girls by their bodies and their physical attributes."

One "Apprentice" source, who did not want to be named, claimed that Trump showed preferential treatment to male contestants over female contestants and allegedly referred to women by their body parts, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. For example:

"'When we first started shooting and there were still a lot of contestants and you don’t necessarily know all their names well, he definitely would describe the girls by their bodies and their physical attributes. Like the girl with the really big chest and blonde hair, and the really hot one,' whereas male contestants would be referred to by the college they attended or their business background.

"The source notes that while Trump talked to the male contestants like colleagues, he was known for 'talking down' to the female competitors 'like children.'"

This alleged behavior did not go unnoticed. One camera-person who worked on the show told The Hollywood Reporter, "it was more a creepy feeling you felt when he was around on set. The way he looked at you or would be dismissive to all the female producers and only deal with Mark Burnett — he was just an overall asshole who thought of himself as very important."

This behavior was also reported by the Associated Press, who spoke to Trump's former co-workers on "The Apprentice" who alleged similar behavior. From the AP:

"'If there was a break in the conversation, he would then look at one of the female cast members, saying 'you're looking kind of hot today, I love that dress on you,' then he would turn to one of the male cast members and say 'wouldn't you sleep with her?' and then everyone would laugh,' said a former crew member who spoke on condition of anonymity because of a non-disclosure agreement. 'There would be about 10 or 12 cameras rolling and getting that footage, which is why everybody was like, this guy just doesn't care.'"

The allegations reported by The Hollywood Reporter didn't stop with "The Apprentice" but also Trump's "Miss USA" and "Miss Universe" endeavors.

One source described Trump's alleged concern with having a black woman in the top 10 of Miss USA. "He was very concerned one year. He did not want one woman to win because she was Puerto Rican," the source claimed. "He said, 'She can’t win. Don’t get me wrong she’s a beautiful girl, I just don’t want her to win.'"

This is similar to an experience "The Apprentice" season four winner Randal Pinkett told The Hollywood Reporter, based on his own experience.

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He told THR:

"After Donald declared me the winner and said, 'Randall, you're hired,' he asked me a question that he had never asked any contestant prior and never asked of any contestant after me. He asked me if I wanted to share a title with the white runner-up [23-year-old Rebecca Jarvis]. The better question is: Why did Donald ask me to share? And my only answer is that he did not want to have an African-American have a clear, clean, full victory.

"Leading up to my finale, Donald was interviewed by Us Weekly and when the interviewer asked asked what he thought about the two of us, he said that he thought I was lazy and he thought that she was beautiful. It just felt like a really bizarre choice of words to call the black guy lazy and to call the woman beautiful."

Pinkett described his experiences with Trump and the Trump corporation as working with "institutionalized racism." Pinkett worked at Trump Entertainment Resorts (part of his deal for "winning" his season) and says "there were no executives of color in the organization. I never sat in a room with another person of color over my entire year there other than the person I saw in the mirror."

According to a June 2016 investigation by the AP, "there are few, if any, black executives in the upper ranks of the Trump Organization," and the Trump Organization "did not grant subsequent requests by the AP to provide such information or say whether Trump had hired an African-American vice president over the past 35 years."

ATTN: reached out to the Trump campaign for comment and will update as necessary.

You can read the full story on The Hollywood Reporter.