Holly Robinson Peete believes President Donald Trump called her the N word a decade ago.
Peete Star was a guest on SiriusXM Urban View’s Karen Hunter Show, where she recalled her “unique” experience with the current President of Celebrity Apprentice. The 21 Jump Street star, who faced Bret Michaels in the 2010 final, said she spent about a month with Trump.
“He hadn’t really started this whole thing yet,” remarked Peete, referring to Trump’s attacks on former President Barack Obama or she would never have been on the show.
“It was a very interesting experience,” added Peete. “It was a journey and kind of chaotic and stuff. I found him kind of piggy and bullish and stuff, but I didn’t just find him like that … who he is now. I did not see that. I think the combination of power and corruption and all that stuff made him take it to the next level. “
Holly Robinson Peete says President Donald Trump called her the N-word at the Celebrity Apprentice Finale. Here they are during the final episode on May 16, 2010 in New York City. (Photo: Getty Images)
Overall, the Hangin ‘With Mr. Cooper star said Trump was “kind of adorable” – for her face.
“Shortly after the finale, rumors began circulating that he threw out an N word when he referred to me. And I said, “Huh?” And then when the producer told me when it happened during the finale. I remember the moment, “said Peete when she thought Trump had used the bow.
“I wasn’t within earshot, but I could see them choosing between me and Bret Michaels,” she continued. “There was a moment when [Trump] I’ve spoken to producers and they are really animated. Then I heard him say, “You want the N word to win.” Because I think the network wanted me to win or get selected, and Trump wanted Bret. And the quote was: “They want the N word to win.”
There have long been rumors that there have been tapes of Trump saying the N word during his 14-year run as the host of The Apprentice. But there is no evidence that there actually is. He refused to make racist statements and most recently declared himself the “least racist person”. But Peete does not follow up.
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“You know, how could anyone believe they wouldn’t say something like that? I firmly believe that he probably uses that language all the time, ”she shared.
Peete said she didn’t bring up the rumors because she didn’t think her story would make any difference.
“By the time [the rumors] Somehow I started popping up again, I didn’t even really bring it up because I felt what difference is it going to make? People have accepted the things he said that are so horrible to so many other people. What difference will it make if he says that about me, “said Peete.
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