Penn Jillette: Trump made 'racially insensitive' comments

Penn Jillette: Trump said 'racially insensitive things' during 'Apprentice' tapings | TheHill

Penn Jillette Says He Heard Donald Trump Say 'Racially Insensitive Things'

Former "Celebrity Apprentice" star Penn Jillette had the ideal opportunity to smear President Donald Trump in a recent Vulture interview titled, "In Conversation: Penn Jillette Talking magic, truth, and Trump's alleged Apprentice Tapes".

Omarosa Manigault Newman, in the midst of a promotional tour for her new book, "Unhinged", has revived a topic that was pervasive during President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign: His behavior on the set of "The Apprentice". He related that he was in the same room at the time Trump allegedly made the comments but chose not to go into full detail because the "stakes are now high" with Trump as president.

"Nothing I can say here hurts my career". But for the world the stakes are higher.

No. If Donald Trump had not become president, I would tell you all the stories.

Jillette said everyone would be at the mercy of Trump's rambling. "I was uncomfortable. "Stress" is the wrong word, but I was not at my best". Jillette, however, said that he would try to tell the story on an emotional level, without delving into the specifics of the matter. "I'm a storyteller and storytellers are liars". On Monday, Trump tweeted that Burnett "called to say that there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a bad and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa". Jillette made the comments after Omarosa Manigault Newman claimed that a tape exists of Mr. Trump saying the N-word.

"You want someone capricious and petty and narcissistic to be on your reality show, and boy - I hate to say this - but playing tapes of him doing that job might be unfair", he added.

"I don't think he ever said anything in that room like "African-Americans are inferior" or anything about rape or grabbing women, but of those two hours every other day in a room with him, every 10 minutes was fingernails on chalkboard", Jillette said, referring to his time as a cast member of "The Celebrity Apprentice". "He would be a bad president, '" Jillette said of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Manigault Newman also asserted on MSNBC that Trump knew in advance about the release of Hillary Clinton's emails by WikiLeaks, but did not provide any evidence.

"I want those tapes to be used against him, but it might be unfair", he said.

Trump has pushed back hard, tweeting that he had received a call from the producer of "The Apprentice" assuring him "there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a awful and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa". But he explained tapes of any conversations might remove context around the wild, unfettered environment that is reality television. But I'm also happy to hear Charlie Manson talk.

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