In an interview with Penn Jillette – the magician, and Celebrity Apprentice alum – the comic revealed that President Trump would frequently make racially charged remarks which made him feel uncomfortable. Mr. Jillette came out with his story after Omarosa Manigault Newman claimed there exists a recording which features the president saying the N-word.
When the reporter from Vulture asked Mark Burnett if there was a tape of the president saying “damaging things,” the comic said, “Yeah, I was in the room.”
Moreover, according to Penn, the real estate mogul would ask other people on set if they would sleep with “this woman or that woman,” which made people feel awkward.
However, Mr. Jillette stated he wouldn’t share his memory of what the president actually said, because he was an “unreliable narrator.” Jillette said he could tell a story about the president, but is deciding not to because “I guarantee you that I will get details wrong.”
— OMAROSA (@OMAROSA) August 14, 2018
Donald tweeted on Monday that the producer for Celebrity Apprentice assured him no such tape existed. Jillette believes the release of the recording would be “unfair,” because “context is tricky.”
“I want those tapes to be used against him,” the comedian remarked, but believes the context behind why he said what he did would make the situation complicated.
On Monday, Omarosa shared a piece from The Hollywood Reporter which discussed the interview with Penn. As it was previously reported, the former The Apprentice star released a new tell-all book of what it’s like to work in the White House.
Newman made a number of different claims, stating the president would tan every single morning, and that his bed was a point of “contention” among other staffers. Also, the reality star and the former aide corroborated previous claims about how much Diet Coke Donald drinks everyday.