Sunday 11 December 2016

'Apprentice' producers say they have footage of Donald Trump using the 'N-word'

Sasha Brady

Published 10/10/2016 | 13:05

Donald Trump hosting The Apprentice
Donald Trump hosting The Apprentice

There are potentially lots of incriminating Donald Trump footage out there, including raw recordings from The Apprentice in which he allegedly used the N-word.

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Following the leak of Access Hollywood footage from 2005 that showed Donald Trump making offensive comments about women, it's reported that there are potentially lots of other incriminating videos out there.

Apprentice producer, Bill Pruitt, said that "when it comes to the #trumptapes there are far worse". His comments on Twitter sparked much speculation about what the tapes might contain.

His statement was then supported by Chris Nee, another television executive, who claimed that according to producers who worked on The Apprentice, footage exists of Trump using the N-word - one of the most deeply insulting and offensive racial slurs.

He said that anyone who leaked tapes would have to pay a $5 million "leak fee".

That "leak fee" is precisely why the tapes may never come into the public domain. Mark Burnett, the producer of The Apprentice, is an ardent Trump supporter and very protective over the tapes. He has allegedly threatened staff to refrain from leaking damaging footage from the show's archives, Buzzfeed reported.

He has repeatedly denied the media's requests for original raw footage from The Apprentice for review during the US election season, according to the Associated Press.

Later on Sunday, Fox News Channel’s Geraldo Rivera, who was a runner-up on the seventh season of The Apprentice, said he, too, had tapes of “embarrassing” statements that Trump had made.

“I have interviewed Donald Trump many times and been with him many times and I have tapes,” Rivera said on the network’s The Five program. “My brother and I have been starting to go through the tapes now and there are statements that, in the context of the current climate, would be embarrassing.”

Ex-Apprentice crew members have already blasted Trump for his alleged lewd and sexist behavior while hosting the show in various anonymous interviews. They have detailed accounts of him reportedly rating women by breast sizes and discussing who he would like to sleep with.

Donald Trump with daughter Ivanka and son Donald Trump Jr on The Apprentice
Donald Trump with daughter Ivanka and son Donald Trump Jr on The Apprentice

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