Oh good Lord! Just when you think you’ve heard it all when it comes to Donald Trump’s crazy ideas, he finds a way to top himself. He actually wanted to have a season of ‘The Apprentice’ that pitted white versus black contestants!
You can’t make this stuff up! Donald Trump, 69 actually wanted to divide contestants by race on his TV business competition show The Apprentice, and this news isn’t coming from some network insiders in the know. Donald himself actually talked about how much he wanted to do it, so keep reading for more on his appalling idea.
Donald had a short lived syndicated radio show called Trumped!, and back in 2005, he mentioned his brilliant idea of dividing up contestants by the color of their skin. He said it was, “an idea that is fairly controversial — creating a team of successful African-Americans versus a team of successful whites. Whether people like that idea or not, it is somewhat reflective of our very vicious world.” WHAT?!! Who thinks like that?! This guy wants to be our president and he wanted to pit black contestants against white ones in a boardroom race war. That’s a total “divider” move if we’ve ever heard of one.
Thank goodness the execs at NBC had brains as well as a moral compass and didn’t allow his plan to happen. He added, “But needless to say, not everybody thinks it’s a good idea,” about his ridiculous plan. Um, “not everybody” should mean the entire world because we can’t imagine anyone who would consider this remotely okay.
Even one of Donald’s former contestants on the show is calling out his idea as another sad attempt at a a publicity stunt. “Best case scenario, it was a huge blind spot. Worst case scenario, it showed [Trump’s] willingness to exploit race and be divisive — to do anything to promote himself,” The Apprentice season three competitor Tara Dowdell told BuzzFeed May 19. “The presidency can’t be one crazy, ill-advised publicity stunt after another.” She further added, “He has the audacity to say he’s a uniter when he proposed Apprentice: The Race War?”
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that Donald wanted to divide contestants by race on The Apprentice?