Donald Trump Once Called Holly Robinson Peete the N-Word

by Jeremy Spirogis
U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters while welcoming NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to the White House April 2, 2019 in Washington, DC

With how the final 4 years have gone down within the United States, it could be simple to overlook that Donald Trump was a actuality TV host earlier than he turned the president. On The Apprentice (and the favored spinoff The Celebrity Apprentice), Trump employed and fired opponents he didn’t suppose have been worthy of working for the Trump Organization.

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters while welcoming NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to the White House April 2, 2019 in Washington, DC | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters whereas welcoming NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to the White House April 2, 2019 in Washington, DC | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Donald Trump and NBC differed on who they thought ought to win ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’

The Celebrity Apprentice differed from its predecessor in that celebrities competed to win prize cash for a charity, somewhat than for themselves. But Trump was nonetheless the top honcho who referred to as all of the pictures, together with figuring out who obtained eradicated — or, famously, “fired.”

Season three of The Celebrity Apprentice got here right down to rockstar Bret Michaels and actor Holly Robinson Peete. Ultimately, Trump selected Michaels, who was enjoying for the American Diabetes Association charity, regardless of Robinson Peete performing higher within the closing problem.

Robinson Peete not too long ago spoke in regards to the expertise on SiriusXM’s The Karen Hunter Show. “I found him to be kind of piggish and bullish and stuff, but I didn’t find him to be… who he is now, I did not see that,” she mentioned about Trump.

Holly Robinson Peete and Bret Michaels attend "The Celebrity Apprentice" Season 3 finale after party at the Trump SoHo on May 23, 2010 in New York City | Moises De Pena/FilmMagicHolly Robinson Peete and Bret Michaels attend "The Celebrity Apprentice" Season 3 finale after party at the Trump SoHo on May 23, 2010 in New York City | Moises De Pena/FilmMagic
Holly Robinson Peete and Bret Michaels attend The Celebrity Apprentice Season three finale after-party on the Trump SoHo on May 23, 2010 in New York City | Moises De Pena/FilmMagic

Donald Trump used a racist slur to confer with Holly Robinson Peete

Robinson Peete went on to explain an incident that occurred simply minutes after Michaels was declared the winner.

“Shortly after the finale, rumors started going around that he had tossed out an ‘N-word’ referring to me. And I was like, ‘Huh?’” she recalled. “When the producer told me when it happened, during the finale, I remember the moment. I wasn’t in earshot, but I could see them deciding between me and Bret Michaels.”

“There was a moment where [Trump] was talking with producers and they’re really animated,” she continued. “That was when I heard that he said, ‘They want the ‘N-word’ to win.’ Because I guess the network wanted me to win or me to be chosen and Trump wanted Bret.”

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Actress Holly Robinson Peete visits Hallmark’s ‘Home & Family’ at Universal Studios Hollywood on November 30, 2018 in Universal City, California | Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

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Holly Robinson Peete isn’t the one ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ alum who skilled Trump saying the N-word

Robinson Peete isn’t the one Celebrity Apprentice alum to listen to about Trump utilizing the N-word. Omarosa Manigault Newman was on the very first season of The Apprentice and later returned for The Celebrity Apprentice. And after Trump turned president, she famously labored for the Trump Administration for lower than a 12 months.

After she left the White House in 2018, Manigault Newman stopped by The View to speak about what it was like working with Trump within the West Wing. She additionally discussed one other documented incident the place Trump used the N-word, and that she heard him use it.

“I don’t hold the tape; I’ve heard the tape,” Manigault Newman mentioned, referring to the audio recording of Trump utilizing the racial slur.

“You’ve heard him use the N-word on tape?” co-host Sunny Hostin requested Manigault Newman, to which she replied, “On the tape, yes.”

“The Trump world cult will probably applaud when they hear him say it because they’re desensitized to his racist ways,” Manigault Newman mentioned plainly. She likened Trump to an arsonist who was attempting to burn down the United States, and acknowledged that she was “complicit, handing him matches and giving him more fuel for his fires.”

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