Donald Trump talked openly about which contestants on The Apprentice he’d like to sleep with, according to a new report by the Associated Press. AP interviewed 20 people who worked on or competed on the popular show and cataloged a series of inappropriate comments.
Trump often talked about the female contestants on the show and whether he would have sex with them. He also talked about how attractive members of the cast and crew were, including one camerawoman whom he thought had an attractive rear.
“He was like ‘Isn’t she hot, check her out,’ kind of gawking, something to the effect of ‘I’d like to hit that,'” one former winner, Randal Pinkett, told AP. Trump reportedly made female contestants twirl so he could look at their figure and advised them to wear shorter skirts and show more cleavage.
In one incident, Trump openly speculated that a male contestant would like to sleep with a female contestant he was working with. “We were in the boardroom one time figuring out who to blame for the task,” a former crew member said. “And he just stopped in the middle and pointed to someone and said, ‘You’d fuck her, wouldn’t you? I’d fuck her. C’mon, wouldn’t you?’ Everyone is trying to make him stop talking, and the woman is shrinking in her seat.”
Trump campaign spokesperson Hope Hicks has strenuously denied the allegations but the claims of Trump’s sexist and demeaning behavior on the show that made him famous worldwide will not help his image with women, who already look on the billionaire unfavorably.