While we wait for video of unaired footage of Donald Trump at The Apprentice to leak, it seems that The Hollywood Reporter has given us a nice preview of what to expect.
The publication has talked with former Apprentice contestants who describe the way that Trump treated people during his tenure as host of the reality TV show — and they do not paint a pretty picture.
One camera operator, for instance, said that Trump would make women uncomfortable during filming by engaging in talk that was “borderline sexual misconduct.”
“It was more a creepy feeling you felt when he was around on set,” the camera operator tells THR. “The way he looked at you or would be dismissive to all the female producers and only deal with Mark Burnett — he was just an overall assh*le who thought of himself as very important.”
Another source tells the publication that Trump went out of his way to objectify female contestants by describing them by their looks, while also talking down to them “like children.”
“When we first started shooting and there were still a lot of contestants and you don’t necessarily know all their names well, he definitely would describe the girls by their bodies and their physical attributes,” said the source, who also noted that Trump generally described male contestants by either the schools they attended or their business backgrounds.
“If you were in the middle of the discussion or talking about the merits of why you won or lost, sometimes you would be interrupted with a compliment or something that had to do with your physical attributes,” says Marshawn Evans, a contestant from the show’s fourth season. “That happened pretty much every single time you’re in the boardroom.”
The whole report can be found at this link.