Uh oh! Four former ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ contestants denounced Donald Trump as a racist at a news conference on Friday, April 15, and now, other alumni from the show are accusing them of being ‘fame whores,’ who are just desperate for more TV time. Get all the details here!
Is Donald Trump a racist? Well, that depends on who you ask. According to four former Celebrity Apprentice contestants, he most certainly is, but another group of show alumni is now blasting them, saying their former boss is neither racist nor sexist.
Randall Pinkett, Kwame Jackson, Tara Dowdell and Marshawn Evans Daniels all rallied against Trump during a press conference on Friday, April 15.
“Trump has appealed to the lowest common denominator of fear, racism and divisiveness in our populace. And this mix is never the path to American progress,” Kwame said, according to Daily Mail, while Randall said that Trump is running a “campaign of sexism, xenophobia, racism, violence and hate.”
Tara added that “it would be irresponsible for us not to condemn his hateful rhetoric given its real world implications particularly the racial resentment and accompanying violence that we have seen at his rallies.”
After the press conference, Donald Trump shot back and said his former proteges are “failing wannabes.”
“How quickly they forget. Nobody would know who they are if it weren’t for me. They just want to get back into the limelight like they had when they were with Trump. Total dishonesty and disloyalty. They should be careful or I’ll play hours of footage of them individually praising me,” he said in a statement.
Then, another group of alumni, who are pro-Trump, fired back as well.
“The people who complained are black!” Season 5 contestant Lenny Veltman told Daily Mail. “If he’s so racist, how did they get on the show? Holy s***! Those guys are opportunists. Plus they’ve never been Republicans to begin with.”
“I’m laughing at it,” he added. “Because you know, those guys are looking for an opportunity to get another 5 minutes on TV. They’re a bunch of losers. They’re all in the Democratic Party. And he’s racist? How come he has so many people of different races on the show? He never discriminated against anyone. He never fired anyone because they were black or Chinese or Russian, or anything.”
“I’m offended that my colleagues are turning the tables and being the ‘bully’ to speak for us,” Season 3 contestant Audrey Evans said. “They used The Apprentice to get on TV and gave their press conference without thinking how it would affect us as a group. None of them showed diplomacy … None of them made an appointment or a phone call to discuss their disappointment with Trump. … Our fans and supporters cannot be placed in the same pigeon hole.”
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