Election 2016

Trump Once Fired a Contestant for “Locker Room Talk”

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has defended his boast that he likes to grab women "by the pussy" without consent by dismissing it as "locker room talk," but Trump once fired a contestant on The Apprentice for engaging in locker room talk.

Trump fired professional wrestler Maria Kanellis after she made a comment about contestant Curtis Stone and his bowel movements.

“Isn’t it sort of gross bringing that up? It’s like disgusting,” Trump said. “This is my board room. It’s not a locker room. Maria, you’re fired.

The problem for Donald Trump is that A) he's been on camera for over 30 years and B) he has contradicted or embodied virtually every possible defense he could make for himself and every attack he could launch against his opponents.

  • Christopher Foxx

    he has contradicted or embodied virtually every possible defense he could make for himself

    To which every one of his supporters says “Yeah. So what’s your point?”

  • muselet

    Donald Trump is, by all accounts, a germophobe (he won’t shake hands because of it). To me, he also seems to have an unhealthy obsession with other people’s … erm … elimination habits.

    Remember how he said Hillary Clinton going to the ladies’ during a break in one of the D debates was “disgusting”? And now we learn (well, I learned it, since you couldn’t pay me to watch The Apprentice in any of its iterations) that Maria Kanellis got “fired” for saying something about another contestant’s bowel movements.

    These are not the actions of a well-balanced individual.

    –alopecia

  • He’s the Projector in Chief for the GOP

  • ninjaf

    “I have never seen you in a locker room, so you are excluded from being able to speak like that. Only those of us with penises are allowed.”