Former 'The Apprentice' contestants publicly denouncing Donald Trump
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/14/2016
A group of former The Apprentice contestants have come together to voice their disapproval to the idea of Donald Trump becoming President of the United States.
Six people who appeared on the NBC reality show, including Season 4 winner Randal Pinkett and Season 1 runner-up Kwame Jackson, are holding a press conference Friday in New York to denounce the GOP frontrunner's bid ahead of the state's April 19 primary, the Associated Press reported.
The contestants have released statements to explain why they think Trump should not be president. They claim Trump promotes hostility between people and accuse 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," Season 4 contestant Marshawn Evans Daniels said, according to the AP.
"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."
Trump fired some of the protesters on The Apprentice and now he's firing back at their decision to bash him.
Trump reportedly dubbed the six former contestants "failing wannabes out of hundreds of contestants" whom he "couldn't have been nicer or more respectful" to.
"How quickly they forget. Nobody would know who they are if it weren't for me," Trump said, according to the AP.
Trump is alleging the contestants are only desperate for publicity.
"Ask how successful they've been since they left... So sad!" Trump said.
"They just want to get back into the limelight like they had when they were with Trump. Total dishonesty and disloyalty. They should be careful or I'll play hours of footage of them individually praising me."