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Trump, you're fired! TV contestants turn on mentor

By PTI
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New York, Apr 15: Several former participants of the program that catapulted Donald Trump into a reality television star turned the tables on the Republican frontrunner today, hitting out at the "sexism" and "racism" of his presidential campaign.

Trump's well-worn catchphrase "You're fired!" signaled the end for contestants on "The Apprentice," but they returned to haunt the billionaire real-estate mogul ahead of the crucial New York state primary on Tuesday. The group, including Dr Randal Pinkett, an entrepreneur and 2004 season four winner on the show, now want voters to give Trump the boot.

Donald Trump

"We respect Donald's success as a businessman and we genuinely appreciate the opportunity afforded to us by 'The Apprentice,'" Pinkett told a New York press conference, saying the former contestants were speaking out "as an act of patriotism and not disloyalty."

"So much is at stake in this election, not only for America but also for the world today, we denounce Donald's campaign of sexism, xenophobia, racism, violence and hate as a unified team." Kwame Jackson, another former participant on the show, accused Trump of "stoking the flames of our worst demons."

"He has appealed to the lowest common denominator of fear, racism and divisiveness," added Jackson. Trump, who has been accused of misogyny and courted controversy for a string of incendiary remarks, including calling for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, gave short shrift to the latest flak flying his way In a statement, he branded them "six failing wannabes out of hundreds of contestants."

They were guilty of "total dishonesty and disloyalty," he added.

AFP

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