A handful of former contestants from Donald Trump
’s reality show The Apprentice
say the Republican frontrunner should not be president.
Half a dozen past hopefuls of the hit show, including Season 4 winner Randal Pinkett and Season 1 runnerup Kwame Jackson, are planning a press conference tomorrow in New York to denounce the GOP frontrunner’s bid ahead of the state’s April 20 primary.
In statements, the contestants slammed Trump’s rhetoric as divisive and accused him of running a “campaign of sexism, xenophobia, racism, violence and hate”.
“Trump is passionately and strategically reigniting a dirty and divisive culture soaked in a history of prejudice, fear and hate. It is unpatriotic, anti-American, self-serving, regressive and downright lazy,” said Marshawn Evans Daniels.
“As alums of The Apprentice, we have had the opportunity to work with Donald in various capacities, including as employees of the Trump Organisation,” added Pinkett.
Trump responded with a harshly-worded statement slamming the group as “six failing wannabes” to whom he’d shown nothing but respect. “How quickly they forget,” he said.”Based on that experience and Donald’s campaign, we do not believe he is worthy of becoming president.”
“Nobody would know who they are if it weren’t for me.”