Holly Robinson Peete claimed Donald Trump used the N-word to explain her whereas she was a contestant on “Celeb Apprentice.”
Throughout an look on SiriusXM’s “The Karen Hunter Present”on Tuesday, the “21 Bounce Street” actress recalled spending a month filming the third season of the truth present in 2010, the place she would finally lose to Bret Michaels within the finale.
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“It was a really fascinating expertise,” Peete started. “I discovered him to be form of piggish and bullish and stuff, however I didn’t discover him to be simply this — who he’s now. I didn’t see that. So, I believe the mixture of energy and corruption and all that stuff simply made him go to that subsequent stage.”
To her face, Trump was “form of pretty,” based on the star, but it surely wasn’t till the present had wrapped that her reminiscence of the racist remark was jogged.
“Shortly after the finale, rumors began going round that he had tossed out an N-word in referring to me,” she defined. “And I used to be like, ‘Huh?’ After which when the producer advised me whenit occurred through the finale — I keep in mind the second.”
“I wasn’t in earshot, however I may see them deciding between me and Bret Michaels,” she continued. “There was a second the place [Trump] was speaking with producers and so they’re actually animated and that was after I heard that he mentioned, ‘They need the N-word to win.’ As a result of I suppose the community needed me to win or me to be chosen, and Trump needed Bret. And the quote was, ‘They need the N-word to win.’ I heard it.”
Rumors about Trump utilizing the derogatory time period have swirled for years, with actor Tom Arnold claiming he noticed a reel of Trump’s bigoted tirades and comic Noel Casler, who labored as a expertise wrangler on the present, tweeting in regards to the Peete incident final yr.
In the meantime, on the remaining presidential debate in October, Trump declared, “I am the least racist particular person on this room.”
“How may anyone imagine that he would not say one thing like that?” Peete requested on Tuesday’s podcast. “I firmly imagine he most likely makes use of that language on a regular basis.”
As for ready so lengthy to share her story, the “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper” vet mentioned she did not suppose it might resonate after a lot of Trump’s controversial habits throughout his presidency has been normalized.
“After which by the point it kind of began resurfacing, I did not even actually deal with it an excessive amount of as a result of I felt like, what distinction is it going to make? Folks have accepted the issues that he mentioned which can be so vile about so many different individuals, what distinction is it going to make if he mentioned that about me?”
TooFab has reached out to the White Home for remark.