Khloe Kardashian fired back at Donald Trump on Monday after news surfaced that the Republican presidential candidate had called her a “piglet” when she appeared Celebrity Apprentice, the Los Angeles Times is reporting.
Last week, the Huffington Post broke the story that Trump had some harsh words for Khloe back in 2009. At least four former Celebrity Apprentice producers and staffers, speaking anonymously, alleged that Trump behaved like a “misogynist” and “egomaniac” on the show. Specifically, they alleged that Trump was disappointed he had to contend with Khloe instead of her more high-profile older sister, Kim.
“He basically wanted to just get rid of her. He called her a ‘piglet.’ [Trump asked] ‘What is this? We can’t even get the hot one?’”
Lestor: Law and Order had better ratings than Celebrity Apprentice.
— Dave Krupinski (@DaveKrupinski) September 27, 2016
And get rid of her he did: Khloe was the recipient of the famous “You’re Fired” tagline, ostensibly because she’d had issues with drunk driving. During her firing, Trump criticized her for having gotten a DUI and mentioned his own brother, who’d had issues with alcoholism.
A producer alleged that Trump manufactured an excuse to fire Khloe. Specifically, the producer claimed that Trump was upset at the fact that Kardashian had to take time away from filming to go to Los Angeles for court-mandated classes, even though other celebrities often worked such “carve-out” clauses in their own contracts that allowed them to leave filming for periods of time.
“It was absolutely ridiculous. To make a twist like that made no sense.”
In West Hollywood on Monday to promote her new denim line, Good American, the 32-year-old Khloe K told the Times that she was “shocked” that Trump had made nasty remarks about her.
“I didn’t think he was saying those things about me. But he says those comments about a lot of women — really derogatory things. Someone who is that simplistic to judge things off of surface is not someone I want running my country. It’s not cool or appropriate for any person, male or female, to judge someone else by their looks. I find it really cruel. It’s wild.”
— UpdateJenner (@UpdateJenner) October 18, 2016
Khloe also noted that she’s faced criticism before, so hearing remarks someone made about her seven years ago haven’t exactly shaken her.
“I’m a tough cookie, so something that he said — that’s not gonna bother me. Ninety percent of the time, [criticism] doesn’t bother me. I’m not sure why. I think I’m just in my own world. But I believe that’s why [those incidents] happen to me, because I can take it. If that’s what it takes to get even just this little group of people to realize how shady and bad and negative that one person is, I can take it.”
Of course, Khloe Kardashian is hardly the only woman Donald Trump has allegedly put down with derogatory remarks. In fact, not a day goes by, it seems, that new allegations don’t surface of the presidential candidate having said something demeaning about a woman.
Already this week, a recording has surfaced in which Trump can be heard making fun of an aspiring country music singer’s skin. The Huffington Post obtained transcripts from an un-aired segment of The Apprentice in which Trump can be heard saying she needs “some f**king serious dermatology.”
Similarly, the Daily Beast reported this week that Trump had described Apprentice contestant Marlee Matlin “retarded.” Matlin is deaf.
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