According to several sources who worked on the NBC reality show The Apprentice, show host and producer Donald Trump referred to Khloe Kardashian as “piglet” in 2009.
The sources revealed the information to the Huffington Post’s Jason Cherkis and Sam Stein, who write, “Trump’s remarks were delivered off camera and before the show’s pivotal boardroom scene where he dismisses the episode’s poorest performer with his famous catchphrase: “You’re fired!'”
Trump allegedly complained to the producers of the show about Kardashian’s aesthetics and was looking for a way to have her removed from the show altogether.
On editor on the show told HuffPo, “He basically wanted to just get rid of her,” and “He called her a ‘piglet.'”
Trump allegedly continued, “What is this? We can’t even get the hot one?”
A second source confirmed the comments, recounting, “[Trump] said: ‘Why don’t we fire Khloe? She is a fat piglet. Why did we get the ugly Kardashian?'”
Another person familiar with Trump’s behind-the-scenes rhetoric says that Kardashian’s “firing” from The Apprentice was based on her appearance, not on the merit of the work she was doing on the reality competition show.
A Kardashian spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.
[h/t Huffington Post]
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