Holly Robinson Peete: Trump called me the n-word out of earshot on The Apprentice

It is already known how vile and racist Donald Trump is. Besides calling Mexican immigrants criminals and rapists and African countries sh*tholes, it would seem Mr. Combover likes throwing the N-word around, too. We’ve heard this about him before, and this is an unsurprising reminder. Actress Holly Robinson Peete was a guest on Sirius XM’s The Karen Hunter Show. She recalled hearing that Trump had been calling her the N-word behind her back when she was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice. Holly was one of the final two contestants back in 2010. She said that one of the producers told her that they had wanted her to win. Trump was advocating for Brett Michaels, the ultimate winner, and referred to Holly as the N-word to this producer. Below are a few excerpts from the interview via Daily Beast:

“I found him to be kind of piggish and bullish and stuff,” she said of Trump, “but I didn’t find him to be just this—who he is now, I did not see that.” It wasn’t until after she “lost” to Bret Michaels in the season finale that she says she found out how Trump was talking about her behind her back.

“Shortly after the finale, rumors started going around that he had tossed out an ‘N-word’ referring to me,” she continued. “When the producer told me when it happened, during the finale, I remember the moment. I wasn’t in earshot, but I could see them deciding between me and Bret Michaels.”

She recalled seeing Trump “talking with producers and they’re really animated and that was when I heard that he said, ‘They want the ‘N-word’ to win.’ Because I guess the network wanted me to win or me to be chosen and Trump wanted Bret.”

This specific rumor has been around for some time, with comedian Noel Casler, who worked as a talent wrangler on Celebrity Apprentice, sharing it on Twitter last year.

[From Daily Beast]

The orange tiny fist man is a Nazi full stop. I am glad that he lost the election. I love that he will have to live with the fact that he lost the election because of BIPOC. The very people he so vehemently hates have made him a loser and I am here for it. What is really sad is what Holly says at the end of the video about her friends who voted for Trump. Holly said they question her interpretation of what happened to her on the show. First, Holly needs to dump those friends. It is people like these who are hell bent on turning a blind eye to atrocities. These are the same people who believe that there is no racism in America and the country creates equal opportunities for everyone. They also believe that Trump is a good guy and every negative thing that is said about him is false. White supremacy and innocence is a helluva drug.

I look forward to the day that Trump is dragged out of the White House kicking and screaming. I have already bought my wine and popcorn for the show. His exit needs to be a complete public embarrassment from which he will never recover. Even that won’t make up for the years he has spent terrorizing women and BIPOC. Unfortunately, like Holly said, the people who have joined the cult of Trump these last few years are unrecognizable. His “reign” will have a long lasting effect on American society for years to come.

Here’s a clip from that show, thanks to The Daily Beast:

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  1. Noki says:

    I used to watch the Apprentice religiously,i always thought for the most part Trump was entertaining to watch, an a** sometimes but it was reality tv. Who would have known the monster lurking beneath.

    • ThatsNotOkay says:

      New Yorkers, full stop.

      • H says:

        I listened to him on Howard Stern for YEARS. he’s always been a monster. I told friends and family but some ignored me. I do not have much to do with them any longer. They can rot like their Dear Leader.

      • Jess says:

        H, I’ve remember a few of his old Howard stern interviews as well and they were VILE, to put it mildly. I don’t know why they never got more media attention back in 2016. He talked about sex with Melania and joked about how he only dated her because she was young and beautiful, then she was asked about his response and she said something about how she wouldn’t be with him if he wasn’t rich, all very disgusting and tasteless.

      • Traveler says:


    • Laura says:

      Seriously? He’s been a blatant bigot, racist, and misogynist for decades. He showed himself in print, on the radio, and on tv repeatedly.

  2. Yup, Me says:

    When you know, you know. Donald Trump has always been sh!+ and certain people have recognized it. They just tolerated it when he was entertaining folks.

    The world will be a better place when he is no longer in it.

  3. Joan Callamezzo says:

    Mark Burnett is complicit in Trump’s rise in politics.

    • Betsy says:

      He’s a bit more than complicit.

      • holly hobby says:

        I read Melanie’s friend’s book. Mark was part of the cover up about where all that inauguration money went. Ultimately they pinned it all on her and she was basically working for free for the Rumps. She was the patsy.

        What’s also interesting was she mentioned that Tommy Davis worked in the WH comm team. Yes that Tommy Davis of $cibots got himself a job in the govt. Really disgusting pieces of $hit working out of that house.

  4. Becks1 says:

    knowing he has said the word and “knowing” it are two different things and her post made me a little teary-eyed. Part of me wishes the tapes (because we all know there are tapes) had been released in 2016, and then part of me thinks, would it have made a difference??

    • Darla says:

      I don’t see how. People know. They know he uses the word and they know he’s a racist. It’s hard not to conclude it was a selling point. When I think of how millions MORE voted for him this year than in 2020, I get so sick. I know we had millions more still, but…

      • Betsy says:

        What I find endlessly fascinating about his supporters is what they will gloss over and forget about him, what they will argue about whether or not his did a thing. Some people’s burning desire to avoid being called racist (even though they are) leads them to hear a high pitched noise in their memory when this issue comes up. Even if someone had leaked the audio (and Noel Casler says there are numerous tapes of him saying the n word), they still wouldn’t believe it on some level.

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        They HEARD HIM IN HIS OWN VOICE talk about ASSAULTING WOMEN! “….I’ll just grab ’em and kiss them. I don’t wait. I can grab ’em by the P—y”, and NONE OF THIS made ONE IOTA of difference.

      • Becks1 says:

        Right, that’s my point. It’s nice to pretend it would have made a difference, but it wouldn’t have.

    • Traveler says:

      Some just don’t care because, ya know………..money, taxes.
      Others don’t care because, ya know……………abortion.
      The rest agree with every vile thing he stands for.
      So, no, it wouldn’t have made any difference.

  5. Seraphina says:

    First off, because this is a gossip site, she looks great. And does it really surprise anyone that he would say it? The terrifying part is that he is showing who is and we KNOW it and people who are as terrifying as him are showing themselves and not scared to do so. I have a friend who says she is glad people are showing their true colors because we see them now and that may be true, but for my it’s terrifying. I cannot wait for this snake to be dragged out of the WH. I keep saying that televising that on Pay Per View would make a fortune!

  6. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    F*ck that garbage piece of orange shit.

  7. Jojo says:

    Back in 2017 Don Cheadle tweeted that he hasn’t like Trump since Don’s friend’s father said Trump asked him,”Have you ever f**ed a N word” On Twitter people asked why he didn’t bring it up before the election Don said he knew it wouldn’t make a difference to his supporters.
    I’ve seen people criticize Holly saying the same thing.And I agree.Trump supporters know he’s a racist,they know he said he would grab a woman by the genitals,called Mexicans rapists,etc. they don’t care.BTW years ago Tom Arnold also talked about Trump using the N word.

    • Betsy says:

      Incredibly depressing, but true. There’s just no excuse for voting for him once, let alone a second time.

  8. Golly Gee says:

    And now ironically, she is one of the very few –if not only — POC to have starring roles, including in an ongoing series, on the Hallmark channel — the very white, very Lori Loughlin channel.
    They have a bunch of popular mystery series, and almost without fail the lead actor or actress is white and their BFF’s or coworkers are POC. This way Hallmark can look politically correct while still sidelining POC. Morningshow Mysteries, starring Holly, is the only one that breaks from this. So good for her!

  9. ME says:

    Oh the justice of having a Jamaican/Indian woman enter the White House as Trump gets kicked out ! His worst nightmare !

  10. nicegirl says:

    I am going to get my party supplies ready too, Oya. I need something to look forward to rn. Thank you SO MUCH for your work this election.

  11. Renee says:

    I have loved Holly since her Jump Street days. It is a shame that she had to put up with Dump for that ridiculous Apprentice show. Dump could NOT shine Holly’s shoes. I’m so glad she is still working steadily. Go get’em Holly!

    • holly hobby says:

      I actually watched that season and Holly was good. It was a headscratcher why Boozy Brett won. Now I see why and it’s not so much of a mystery.

  12. Valerie says:

    I watched her season of CA because Cyndi Lauper was on it, and it was one of the most irritating shows I’d ever seen. Even then, he was known slimeball. I would love for everyone to spill his secrets. Fuck the NDAs, what’s he gonna do? He’s broke and the courts are coming for him. Maybe I’m jumping the gun, but I think if everyone started piling on like this, it would screw him over. He couldn’t possibly go after all of them all at once.

    • schmootc says:

      That would amuse me so much. If they did it like those Michiganers jumped on those two non-certifiers a few days ago, seems like it would be a bit of whack-a-mole. Especially when he only has so much money left and Deutsche Bank coming for him. Oh how he’d whine and cry about being persecuted. Sure, telling people what you actually did and said is persecution. Such a horrible excuse for a human being.

  13. vertes says:

    I’m completely baffled that anyone, much less about 47- 49% of American voters would want DT for anything. I might let him be a sewer inspector. He’s a heinous & delusional buffoon who’s had power for 4 years.
    With his border wall + imprisonment of Latinx migrants trying to get into the US, why did so many Latinx voters in Texas & FL vote for him? I’d think they’d hate him for his treatment of other Latinx people.
    I also think there are some racist whites who secretly voted for DT because they think Joe Biden might die in office, leaving us with a female POC president.
    I know people who I previously thought were intelligent who are avidly pro-DT. That choice may end one close, 50 year friendship. She’s a retired teacher who supports DT “because he’s for law & order” ???????
    PBS is running a series now on how the Nazis came to power. Watch it. DT uses tactics very similar to those which got Hitler in charge.

    • Traveler says:

      It is important everyone watch that PBS series. If you know the basic principles of fascism and how the brainwashing takes place, especially with people already inclined toward fear and hate, you can start to understand how it can slowly take over entire societies. Without being hyperbolic, the GOP is allowing this kind of potential malignant growth to fester.

    • MsIam says:

      I saw a series on the History channel about the Nazis and I too was struck by the similarities with Trumps regime. Including the discrediting and then elimination of the free press. What I never knew was how the Nazi takeover was incremental and it started in the rural areas and crept forward. When you see what’s happening with these QAnon candidates being elected in both local and national offices, it is eerily similar. People thought the Nazis were crackpots and only hicks and dummies would follow them. The game plan has been laid out and you are a fool to think it could never happen here.

  14. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I watched that Apprentice crap for a total of five minutes whichever season Omarosa appeared. I can’t handle ‘reality’ drama lol. I’ve never liked that man baby. He’s always been smarmy and in love with himself. Just super gross.