The Daily Show strikes again, this time uncovering footage of Donald Trump firing a female contestant . . . for exactly the same reason he used to excuse his horrible leaked remarks about women. In 2010, Trump fired Maria Kanellis, an American pro wrestler, from the Celebrity Apprentice for her "locker room" talk after she expressed her frustration with another contestant.
Donald Trump in 2010: “This is my boardroom. It's not a locker room. Maria, you’re fired.” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/UlsP9Xjg7F— The Daily Show in Atlanta (@TheDailyShow) October 10, 2016
Speaking to Curtis Stone, another competitor on the show, Kanellis said, "The reason why I said you were so arrogant is because you came in our dressing room, and took a crap, and left the stench in the room, so that is the whole purpose of why I was upset."
Trump, evidently upset that Kanellis had referenced 'crapping' in his boardroom, responded by firing her. "That's sort of gross. Isn't that sort of gross, though, bringing that up?" Trump said. "It's like, disgusting. This is my boardroom; it's not a locker room."
It's particularly ironic then (although not surprising given Trump's history of contradictions) that during the second presidential debate, Trump justified his degrading commentary about women by saying it was just "locker room" banter.
Given that there were 14 seasons of The Apprentice, we anticipate more disparaging footage of the GOP candidate to come out before election day.