Former ‘Apprentice’ Producer Says There Are ‘Far Worse’ Trump Moments From Show Than ‘Grab ‘Em By The Pussy’ Remarks
Arnold Schwarzenegger replaced Donald Trump as the host of The Apprentice, and he announced that he could not vote for Trump despite voting for Republicans ever since he came to America in 1968. Now there is a former producer of Donald’s old show that says there are “far worse” videos of Trump than the one from 2005 where he said, “grab ’em by the pussy.”
Bill Pruitt, a television producer who worked on the show in 2004 and 2005, tweeted out this on Saturday.
I dunno. Gonna be real hard to get a catchier phrase than “grab ’em by the pussy.”
The Associated Press interviewed more than 20 former crew members, editors and contestants from The Apprentice, who said the Republican presidential candidate had extremely bad behavior while on set.
From the AP:
Eight former crew members recalled that he repeatedly made lewd comments about a camerawoman he said had a nice rear, comparing her beauty to that of his daughter, Ivanka.
During one season, Trump called for female contestants to wear shorter dresses that also showed more cleavage, according to contestant Gene Folkes. Several cast members said Trump had one female contestant twirl before him so he could ogle her figure.
Randal Pinkett, who won the program in December 2005 and who has recently criticized Trump during his run for president, said he remembered the real estate mogul talking about which female contestants he wanted to sleep with, even though Trump had married former model Melania Knauss earlier that year: “He was like ‘Isn’t she hot, check her out,’ kind of gawking, something to the effect of ‘I’d like to hit that.’ “
Former producer Katherine Walker said Trump often talked about women’s bodies during the five seasons she worked with him, even guessing which female contestant was “a tiger in bed.”
“We were in the boardroom one time figuring out who to blame for the task, and he just stopped in the middle and pointed to someone and said, ‘You’d fuck her, wouldn’t you? I’d fuck her. C’mon, wouldn’t you?'”
Former producer Katherine Walker said Trump asked her who he should fire. Walker was reluctant to answer. Trump then cupped his chest to indicate if the contestant with large breasts should be fired.
“He said, ‘You mean the one with the’ — and he puts his hands out in a gesture to signal the girl with the giant boobs. He didn’t even know her name,” Walker said, adding that the contestant, Kristi Frank, was fired at the end of the episode.
“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.”
Rebecca Arndt, a camera assistant who worked on the show, said Trump constantly ogled her and compared her to his daughter. “He would just mention it all the time. I remember him comparing Ivanka to her and saying that only Ivanka was prettier,” she said.
Sooooo the debate should be fun.