Donald Trump’s past just keeps coming back to haunt him, and this time, the presidential hopeful’s words from days gone by involve the hit reality show The Apprentice, which saw individuals from various backgrounds pitted against one another.
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) May 19, 2016
It was recently revealed that Trump spoke about wanting to change up the form of competition to involve members of two different races in the competition. People shares what resulted this discovery.
“Thanks to a recently resurfaced article, the world is being reminded that Trump once wanted to make some controversial changes to his competition reality show.”
The publication relays the newly-surfaced intentions of Trump.
“‘To be honest, I wasn’t particularly happy with the most recent season,’ Trump said in a 2005 episode of his syndicated radio show, ‘So this time around, I wanted to do the casting myself. ‘An idea that is fairly controversial – creating a team of successful African-Americans versus a team of successful whites. Whether people like that idea or not, it is somewhat reflective of our very vicious world.’”
The concept was never one that was used, yet the business mogul-turned-politician was certainly adamant at the time and also spoke once more about it when he visited Howard Stern on his radio talk show. The original outlet that Trump spoke with at the time was Entertainment Weekly, which published the story back in 2005 stating that Trump had a new gimmick for his hit show.
“The fourth season of The Apprentice is almost done filming, but Donald Trump wants to juice up Season 5 with a new gimmick.”
The article did not lack the clear response to Trump’s idea that most would have. In fact, the publication was sure to point out that, even at the time, Trump “needs help.”
“I’m sure PopWatch readers can come up with some equally appalling ideas for The Donald. C’mon, Trump really, really needs your help. No, seriously. The man needs help.”
In trying to make sense of what would cause Donald Trump to propose a version of The Apprentice that explores the battle of the races, the Telegraph noted a possible jumping point that the politician got his idea from.
“[M]any critics thought Trump may have been inspired by a controversial reality show ABC had recently decided not to air – Welcome to the Neighborhood, which “would have allowed three white families in suburban Texas to choose their new neighbors from among a group of contestants that included Koreans, African-Americans, pagans, and a same-sex couple with an adopted black child.”
It’s clear that both Trump and ABC who would “need help” if they ran with such an idea.
Meanwhile, the Telegraph pointed out Trump’s most recent words about certain races.
“On Mexicans: ‘When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best… They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.’ On Muslims (after the San Bernardino shooting): ‘[I am] calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on’”
Former Mexican President: “Not everybody is an enemy” and Donald Trump seems to be looking for enemies everywhere https://t.co/jJkIjy9aG6
— New Day (@NewDay) May 20, 2016
Trump has additionally gotten himself in hot water while speaking out about abortion, stating that women who seek them should be punished. He, however, reversed his stance on the matter a few hours after uttering the words that brought him some backlash.
“On abortion: ‘There has to be some form of punishment [for the woman].’”
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