According to former Apprentice producer Bill Pruitt, the secret tapes of Donald Trump’s bigoted rantings are even worse than we all thought they would be. Pruitt said this week that the Trump tapes from when he was on the show were so racist that they can only be described as “unfathomably despicable.”
Apparently fed up with Trump’s insistence that he is not a racist while arguing that some Nazis are “very fine people,” the former Apprentice producer is speaking out. In an interview with NPR’s Embedded podcast, Pruitt said that the tapes of Trump are even worse than expected.
“We recorded constantly, we went into the boardroom to set up discussions about how and who should get fired [on the show] without talking and saying directly who got fired, so there was a big, long exchange, all of which was recorded,” Pruitt told NPR. “Out of those exchanges came some really unfathomably despicable words said by this guy who is a TV star. I heard it, I watched it and those things are somewhere in some warehouse.”
When the Access Hollywood tapes were leaked last year, Pruitt said that tapes of Trump exist that show him saying “far worse” things than merely talking about grabbing women by their, well, you know. This week, Pruitt explained that the tapes show Trump making not only more disgustingly sexist remarks, he is also on tape saying things about minorities, including blacks and Jews, that Pruitt said were ”very much a racist issue.”
“When you heard these things there’s the audible gasp that is quickly followed by a cough and then you just sort of carry on,” he said.
Pruitt added that he feels that the show and those who worked on its production hold some responsibility for creating “a cultural icon” by not being “necessarily truthful about our portrayal.”
You can listen to Pruitt’s interview with NPR below:
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