Donald Trump insulted Khloe Kardashian’s weight before firing her from his reality show, “Celebrity Apprentice,” in 2009.
Several former employees told The Huffington Post that Trump made the comments off-camera before he dismissed Kardashian, a fellow reality TV star, with his catchphrase: “You’re fired.”
The sources said Trump insulted Kardashian’s looks and complained that producers were unable to persuade her sister, Kim, to appear on the show instead.
“He basically wanted to just get rid of her,” said an editor on the show. “He called her a ‘piglet’ (and said) ‘What is this? We can’t even get the hot one?’”
Another former employee confirmed the editor’s account.
“He said: ‘Why don’t we fire Khloe? She is a fat piglet. Why did we get the ugly Kardashian?’” the former employee said.
The sources said Trump was so eager to get rid of Kardashian that he basically made up a reason to fire her.
Trump blamed his decision to fire her on a prior DUI arrest, which required her to briefly leave the show’s taping to attend court-mandated classes, but sources said Kardashian notified producers of her mandatory commitments.
Viewers pointed out at the time that Trump had “pardoned” Miss USA Tara Conner for drug and alcohol use but scolded Kardashian for drinking and driving.
Other editors described Trump, now the Republican presidential candidate, as a “misogynistic” and “egomaniac.”
Trump mocked Kim Kardashian, “the hot one,” years later after she gained weight during her pregnancy.
“She’s gotten a little bit large,” Trump said on HLN’s “Showbiz Tonight.” “I would say this, I don’t think you should dress like you weigh 120 pounds.”