Penn Jillette: Donald Trump Made “Racially Insensitive Remarks” On ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

Deadline | 8/14/2018 | Lisa de Moraes
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Penn Jillette, half of the magic duo Penn & Teller, says producer Mark Burnett has tapes of Donald Trump making racially insensitive remarks during Celebrity Apprentice.

But he declined to go into details, explaining “You want someone capricious and petty and narcissistic” on a reality TV show and “playing tapes of him doing that job might be unfair.”

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In a just published Vulture profile, Jillette got asked if Burnett has tapes of Trump said damaging things during the NBC reality competition series production and answered, “Yeah, I was in the room.”

Jillette’s profile made headlines today because former Apprentice franchise Villainess-in-Chief Omarosa, during interviews plugging her book about her time in the Trump White House, Unhinged, has said she’s heard a recording to Trump using the n-word in an Apprentice outtake. Omarosa insists that, with this tape, she finally has found proof Trump is racist, though maybe his having lead the birther movement against President Barack Obama was proof enough for many. And others might point to Trump saying the white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville included some “good people” convinced many others.

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In his profile, when asked to reveal what it was he had heard Trump say, Jillette demurred, explaining “If Donald Trump had not become president, I would tell you all the stories. But the stakes are now high and I am an unreliable narrator… I’m a storyteller and storytellers are liars.”

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