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Former ‘Apprentice’ contestants planning to denounce Trump

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke during a rally at Griffiss International Airport on Tuesday in Rome, N.Y. A handful of former contestants on the reality show “The Apprentice” say Republican Donald Trump should not be president.

PITTSBURGH » A handful of former contestants on the reality show “The Apprentice” say Republican Donald Trump should not be president.

Half-a-dozen past hopefuls contestants of the hit show, including Season 4 winner Randal Pinkett and Season 1 runner-up Kwame Jackson, are planning a press conference Friday in New York to denounce the GOP front-runner’s bid ahead of the state’s April 19 primary.

In statements, the contestants slammed Trump’s rhetoric as divisive and accused him of running a “campaign of sexism, xenophobia, racism, violence and hate.”

“Trump is passionately and strategically reigniting a dirty and divisive culture soaked in a history of prejudice, fear and hate. It is unpatriotic, anti-American, self-serving, regressive and downright lazy,” said Marshawn Evans Daniels in a statement.

“As alums of ‘The Apprentice,’ we have had the opportunity to work with Donald in various capacities, including as employees of the Trump Organization,” added Pinkett. “Based on that experience and Donald’s campaign, we do not believe he is worthy of becoming president of the United States.”

A campaign spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Trump has the support of other former contenders, including Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, who has served as a surrogate and frequent defender on television news shows.

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  • Funny how they wait until 10 months after Trump announced his presidential bid…and well into the lead over the establishment republicans…before denouncing their former mentor. I wonder how much they got bought out for?

  • Person of interest – Mr. Trump! People with questionable motives and goals – all former workers, contestants and foes of the Donald! All others with no interest in the Trump enterprises or the man himself are those great red, white and blue Americans in all spectrum of lives in our unique USA! Go for the gold America! Maybe we will find the mother lode at the eleventh hour!

  • Rest assured, the coalition of anti-Trump pacs had absolutely nothing to do with this disclosure. A handful of television want-to=be stars have independently organized to ‘expose’ Trump (but they took the money when the getting was good). Totally credible.

  • In a few days we probably will see Trump bring together hundreds of former “Apprentice” contestants, both winners and losers, who will say he is a great guy, a fantastic business man, a great leader and a uniter, and is exactly what America needs to clean up the mess created by Obama.

  • I’m still voting for Trump. He maybe stupid but that is only a act. He knows his drama. At least he says it like it is and he wouldn’t lie because he doesn’t know how to. Maybe he can’t find his way to the White House, but that is okay with me. He will do for the people like no one else has. Vote Trump.

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