While shooting the 13th season of The Apprentice, Donald Trump repeatedly used a racial slur to refer to rapper and contestant Lil Jon—even after several producers urged him to stop, three staffers on the show told The Daily Beast.
During an episode of a season that first aired in 2013 (dubbed All-Star Celebrity Apprentice), the “Turn Down for What” singer was tasked, along with the other celebrity contenders, with mounting competing displays around and inside glass trucks in order to promote hair-care products. In the heat of competition, Lil Jon bought and donned an Uncle Sam costume to help advertise the “beautiful” hair product.
During the day’s shoot, Trump himself caught wind of this gimmick and began referring to Lil Jon around Apprentice staff as “Uncle Tom” instead of Uncle Sam.
“Look, he’s Uncle Tom!” one longtime Apprentice staffer recalled Trump blurting out at least twice.
Wait, am I hearing this right?
The man who came to national prominence by questioning the citizenship of the first black President in American history, launched his campaign by calling Mexicans rapists, and who threatens to block every immigrant with a Syrian birth certificate from entering the country, uses racist language?
You could have knocked me over with a feather.
In other Trump news one of his many accusers is planning to flee the country after being freaked out by by supporters.
Palm Beach Post:
Mindy McGillivray of Palm Springs said she is planning to leave the United States because she fears for her family’s safety since she publicly accused Donald Trump earlier this week of groping her in 2003.
“We feel the backlash of the Trump supporters. It scares us. It intimidates us. We are in fear of our lives,’’ she said in an interview Friday with The Palm Beach Post.
McGillivray's claims were backed up by the photographer who was with her the day of the assault.
And before you dismiss McGillivray's claims has exaggerations you might be interested to learn that the press is becoming increasingly frightened of Trump supporters as well.
The vitriol toward the media here is as bad as I've ever seen it. Boos and cursing and middle fingers as soon as traveling press walked in. pic.twitter.com/n3pV9ngNEo— Jose A. DelReal (@jdelreal) October 14, 2016
Crowd listening to Trump defend himself absolutely fired up. As he trashes press, they are joining in hurling insults around press pen.— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 13, 2016
As Trump attacks press today, there is notably more security around media assembled here.— Holly Bailey (@hollybdc) October 13, 2016
The press and accusers are not the only ones being intimidated by Trump supporters.Press at Trump evening rally getting escorted to motorcade under watch of cops in riot gear, per pool. This is getting increasingly scary.— Seema Mehta (@LATSeema) October 14, 2016
Courtesy of TPM:
Two Donald Trump supporters openly carrying firearms sat outside the campaign office of a Democratic candidate for Congress in Virginia for nearly 12 hours on Thursday, according to CBS affiliate Newsplex in Charlottesville.
One of the protesters, Daniel Parks, told Newsplex that he held the protest to support Trump.
"I'm just trying to provide a voice for someone who might be closet supporters of Trump. Other people that are a little worried to speak out because of possible persecution," he said.
Parks and another Trump supporter who later joined him outside the campaign of the campaign office Democrat Jane Dittmar's office in Palmyra, Virginia, were openly carrying guns, Su Wolff, a volunteer for Dittmar, told Newsplex.
Overt racism, a rolling back of the 1st Amendment, victim shaming, and armed operatives openly intimidating political opponents.
Just a peek into the future if Donald Trump were to be elected president.
Update: Apparently all of these allegations are driving Trump out of his mind a little.
Nothing ever happened with any of these women. Totally made up nonsense to steal the election. Nobody has more respect for women than me!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2016
Trump also bizarrely has suggested that both he and Hillary take drug tests before the next debate:The failing @nytimes reporters don't even call us anymore, they just write whatever they want to write, making up sources along the way!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2016
Donald Trump suggested Saturday that his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, has been "getting pumped up" with performance-enhancing drugs and challenged Clinton to take a drug test before the final debate next week.
Trump argued that Clinton was more energetic during the beginning of their debate last Sunday, but lost her steam by the end of the debate. He offered no evidence to back up his wild claim.
"I think we should take a drug test prior to the debate," Trump said during a rally here. "Because I don't know what's going on with her, but at the beginning of her last debate, she was all pumped up at the beginning, and at the end it was like, huff, take me down. She could barely reach her car."
Actually if I remember correctly Clinton attended a rally after the last debate and certainly did not she was running out of energy to me.
Well since Trump is the master of projection this can only mean one thing.
I think Hillary should publicly call Trump's bluff and then mock him during the debate when he refuses.Under heavy suspicion of his cocaine use, Trump is calling Hillary to take a drug test before debate.— George D. (@xdelmar59) October 15, 2016