‘Apprentice’ producer alleges Trump made racist comments during filming
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'When you heard these things, there’s the audible gasp...'

‘Apprentice’ producer alleges Trump made racist comments during filming

Bill Pruitt affirms to NPR that comments were against 'African-Americans, Jewish people, all of the above'

US President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House, September 13, 2017. (Win McNamee/Getty Images via JTA)
US President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House, September 13, 2017. (Win McNamee/Getty Images via JTA)

Racism was a big part of the persona of US President Donald Trump when he starred on “The Apprentice,” one of the producers said.

Bill Pruitt told the National Public Radio podcast “Embedded” by Kelly McEvers on Thursday that after the first couple of shows of the reality series, Trump started saying inappropriate things during discussions about who to fire.

Due to a non-disclosure agreement he signed about his work on the show. Pruitt said he was unable to go into detail.

According to a transcript of the interview, NPR’s McEvers asked him if the comments were “just about women” to which he replied, “No… Very much a racist issue.”

McEvers followed up by asking if Trump’s comments were “About African-Americans, Jewish people, all of the above?”

“Yep,” Pruitt said. “When you heard these things, there’s the audible gasp that is quickly followed by a cough, kind of like (gasping), you know, and then (coughing) – yes, anyway, you know? And then you just sort of carry on.”

Pruitt, worked on the show for two seasons. In October, when revelations surfaced that Trump had said he could grab women in a private place, Pruitt tweeted: “I assure you, when it comes to the hashtag #TrumpTapes, there are far worse.”

The White House responded to the report, calling it “the same recycled and false attacks.”

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