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Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:03 PM

Trump proposed a 'white vs black contestants' season of 'The Apprentice' in a recently resurfaced re

Source: Business Insider

In 2005, Donald Trump had an idea to boost ratings for "The Apprentice," a US TV show that he hosted at the time.

Trump suggested putting an all-white team against an all-black team and he thought it would become the highest-rated show on television.

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But Trump reportedly didn't have much concern about the possible ramifications of the show. "I think that it would be handled very beautifully by me. Because, as you know, I'm very diplomatic," he said to Stern, adding that while there would be a mix of light-skinned and dark-skinned black contestants, the white team would be strictly blondes only.

The show never came to fruition as, according to The Times, NBC executives immediately rejected his proposal. A spokesperson for NBC did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.

Read more: https://amp.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-proposed-white-vs-black-contestants-for-the-apprentice-2019-7

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Reply Trump proposed a 'white vs black contestants' season of 'The Apprentice' in a recently resurfaced re (Original post)
UpInArms Jul 21 OP
marble falls Jul 21 #1
dalton99a Jul 21 #2
leftieNanner Jul 21 #11
TreasonousBastard Jul 21 #3
KG Jul 21 #4
Ilsa Jul 21 #5
Miles Archer Jul 21 #6
forgotmylogin Jul 21 #13
Bradical79 Jul 21 #7
NastyRiffraff Jul 21 #9
irisblue Jul 21 #8
riversedge Jul 21 #10
PatSeg Jul 21 #12
Dawson Leery Jul 21 #14
JI7 Jul 22 #15
Blue_Tires Jul 22 #16

Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:07 PM

1. Nothing racist with that shit, right? Race baiting PoS.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:46 PM

2. Lifelong racist. Son of a Klansman

"the white team would be strictly blondes only"

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 02:57 PM

11. With big tits, right?

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:47 PM

3. Imagine what other memos might be out there.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:59 PM

4. just a tweeting septic tank

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Response to KG (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 01:43 PM

5. You aren't giving septic tanks enough credit for "digesting" their own waste!

Trump is an overflowing barrel of steaming liquid crap.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 01:45 PM

6. So he's chasing those high ratings by staging that episode now, in 2019.

"I think that it would be handled very beautifully by me. Because, as you know, I'm very diplomatic."

SWEET JESUS. You could explain it to me all day long and I still wouldn't understand this asshole's following.

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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:15 PM

13. This is called a "DNC - Do Not Comment" where I work.

When some high-ranking muckety muck makes an impossibly stupid or completely illogical request that they think is the smartest thing in the world, we privately IM or reply "DNC" without including the originator. It means "don't support, don't encourage, don't discuss, but don't refute either and try to explain why it's a bad idea because then the exec will usually latch on and defend. Remain neutral. If it's brought up again, our leader responds: "We are discussing the feasibility of that internally and will get back to you." Usually, we don't and the idea is either forgotten or we give them a better idea so they can pretend they came up with it to distract.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 02:00 PM

7. A team of all blonde white people...

He might as well get a swastika tattooed on his face.

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Response to Bradical79 (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 02:16 PM

9. He likes the Aryan "race"

Never mind that there's no such thing. Trump likes blondes who are super white.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 02:12 PM

8. Why didn't this make the news in 2015?

Why did the US media look away?

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 02:28 PM

10. Pure swamp scum!




"Over decades in business, entertainment and now politics, Mr. Trump has approached America's racial, ethnic, and religious divisions opportunistically, not as the nation's wounds to be healed but as openings to achieve his goals, whether they be ratings, fame, money or power, without regard for adverse consequences," The Times wrote.

The story was prompted by Trump's racist tweets on Sunday, which were directed at four progressive Democrats, who are women of color.

Trump wrote on Twitter that the "'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen" should "go back" to their "corrupt" and "broken and crime infested" countries. Three of the four he appeared to be referencing were born in the US.

He said these congresswomen were "loudly [...] and viciously telling the people of the United States [...] how our government is to be run."

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:32 PM

12. What a tone deaf freak

And because the show was scripted, he would have probably decided to let the "blondes" win, showing their Aryan superiority. Nothing subtle about this jerk.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:59 PM

14. No one here can be surprised by this.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 12:55 AM

15. he also wanted OJ Simpson as a contestant

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 11:30 AM

16. It's good to be reminded again

but this story was already written a couple years ago at least...

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