Penn Jillette – Trump “Racially Insensitive”
Penn Jillette, the comedian/magician from Penn & Teller, claims there are in fact tapes in possession of Mark Burnett, the creator of “The Apprentice.
Jillete was on seasons five and six of “The Apprentice” and claims he heard President Trump make “racially insensitive” comments in his recent interview with Vulture Magazine.
Per Jillete, – “would say racially insensitive things that made me uncomfortable. I don’t think he ever said anything in that room like ‘African-Americans are inferior’ or anything about rape or grabbing women, but of those two hours every other day in a room with him, every ten minutes was fingernails on chalkboard. He would ask one cast member if he’d rather have sex with this woman or that woman. He would be reading on the web about a real-estate deal he’d made — like he’d sold his house for a certain amount and someone on some blog had said he should have gotten more.”
“Then he would turn and say that making X amount on a house makes him a good businessman, right? I would say to him, ‘What are you talking about? You don’t know who it is reporting that. Is that Forbes?’ He had no idea. So when it came to think about supporting him for president, I digested that information from being on the show with him and said, ‘Absolutely not. He would be a terrible president.’ And because I’d been around him and some people cared what I thought, I said that publicly every chance I got — while also saying he’s a good reality show. You want someone capricious and petty and narcissistic to be on your reality show. And boy, I hate to say this, but playing tapes of him doing that job might be unfair. I want those tapes to be used against him, but it might be unfair.”
“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. What I do, as much as anything, is I’m a storyteller. And storytellers are liars. So I can emotionally tell you things that happened racially, sexually, and that showed stupidity and lack of compassion when I was in the room with Donald Trump and I guarantee you that I will get details wrong.”
There’s smoke and there’s fire, but with President Trump, it’s a wildfire.
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.