Michael Cohen: Trump Called Black People ‘Too Stupid’ to Vote for Him During 2016 Campaign

Michael Cohen said that President Donald Trump used racist language towards black people during the 2016 election cycle.

In an interview with Vanity Fair published Friday, Cohen said that after a campaign rally, he told the then-candidate Trump that his crowd “looked vanilla” on TV, pointing out that his audience was largely Caucasian. He said that Trump’s response was: “That’s because black people are too stupid to vote for me.”

The White House did not respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on all of the remarks that the president is accused of saying.

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Cohen also said in the interview that while he was an employee of the Trump Organization and later as the president’s personal lawyer, Trump had used racist language.

In another instance, after Nelsen Mandela’s death, Cohen told Vanity Fair that Trump said to him: “Name one country run by a black person that’s not a s—hole,” adding, “Name one city.”

And to Cohen, Trump’s racially-charged rhetoric goes back even further. In the late 2000s, while traveling to Chicago for a Trump International Hotel board meeting, Cohen recalled: “We were going from the airport to the hotel, and we drove through what looked like a rougher neighborhood. Trump made a comment to me, saying that only the blacks could live like this.”

Cohen also told the magazine of a conversation regarding the first season of “The Apprentice.” That season ended with a head-to-head between Bill Rancic and Kwame Jackson, an African-American investment manager and Harvard Business School graduate. “Trump was explaining his back-and-forth about not picking Jackson,” Cohen said. “He said, ‘There’s no way I can let this black f—ing win.’”

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Once famous for saying he would be willing to take a bullet for Trump, Cohen has cooperated with federal prosecutors in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. In August, Cohen pleaded guilty in various charges including campaign finance violations, tax evasion and bank fraud. His decision to cooperate came as he potentially faced decades in prison for the violations.

In the following months, he largely stripped himself of his former affiliation from Trump. In July, he told ABC that his “first loyalty” was not to Trump but to his family and country. After once stepping gingerly around Cohen’s probable betrayal, Trump has also taken off the gloves, lacing into his former confidante on Twitter, accusing Cohen — in a subtweet — of turning on him to get out of unrelated legal trouble.

You can read the full story in Vanity Fair here.

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Michael Cohen said that President Donald Trump used racist language towards black people during the 2016 election cycle.

In an interview with Vanity Fair published Friday, Cohen said that after a campaign rally, he told the then-candidate Trump that his crowd “looked vanilla” on TV, pointing out that his audience was largely Caucasian. He said that Trump’s response was: “That’s because black people are too stupid to vote for me.”

The White House did not respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on all of the remarks that the president is accused of saying.

Cohen also said in the interview that while he was an employee of the Trump Organization and later as the president’s personal lawyer, Trump had used racist language.

In another instance, after Nelsen Mandela’s death, Cohen told Vanity Fair that Trump said to him: “Name one country run by a black person that’s not a s—hole,” adding, “Name one city.”

And to Cohen, Trump’s racially-charged rhetoric goes back even further. In the late 2000s, while traveling to Chicago for a Trump International Hotel board meeting, Cohen recalled: “We were going from the airport to the hotel, and we drove through what looked like a rougher neighborhood. Trump made a comment to me, saying that only the blacks could live like this.”

Cohen also told the magazine of a conversation regarding the first season of “The Apprentice.” That season ended with a head-to-head between Bill Rancic and Kwame Jackson, an African-American investment manager and Harvard Business School graduate. “Trump was explaining his back-and-forth about not picking Jackson,” Cohen said. “He said, ‘There’s no way I can let this black f—ing win.'”

Once famous for saying he would be willing to take a bullet for Trump, Cohen has cooperated with federal prosecutors in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. In August, Cohen pleaded guilty in various charges including campaign finance violations, tax evasion and bank fraud. His decision to cooperate came as he potentially faced decades in prison for the violations.

In the following months, he largely stripped himself of his former affiliation from Trump. In July, he told ABC that his “first loyalty” was not to Trump but to his family and country. After once stepping gingerly around Cohen’s probable betrayal, Trump has also taken off the gloves, lacing into his former confidante on Twitter, accusing Cohen — in a subtweet — of turning on him to get out of unrelated legal trouble.

You can read the full story in Vanity Fair here.

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Here’s What Tom Arnold Says Is on Trump’s ‘Apprentice’ Tapes: ‘He’s Racist, He Says the N-Word’

Tom Arnold, host of Viceland’s “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes,” says he knows exactly what’s contained on lost “Apprentice” tapes from Donald Trump’s years on the show — even though he can’t get his …

Tom Arnold, host of Viceland’s “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes,” says he knows exactly what’s contained on lost “Apprentice” tapes from Donald Trump’s years on the show — even though he can’t get his hands on them.

Arnold said he has friends who worked on the NBC reality show for all 15 seasons of its run — and that they recorded now-missing footage of Trump sexually harassing employees and using the N-word.

“He’s incompetent. He doesn’t know what’s going on. He’s racist, he says the N-word, he says, ‘You’re f—able’ right into camera, to the camera operators,” Arnold tells TheWrap in the video above. “They have to pull him out. The producers have a producers’ meeting [and tell him] ‘Whoa, you can’t sexually harass the women here.'”

Arnold said Mark Burnett, a Trump friend and the executive producer of the series, is well aware of the situation but has kept the tapes hidden from the public.

The White House and a rep for Burnett did not immediately respond to requests for comment Tuesday.

Despite the level of detail Arnold describes, he said he cannot reveal the names of the sources who revealed the contents of the tapes.

Arnold is not alone in his contention that Trump has been recorded saying the “n-word” — or in his inability, so far, to provide proof. Former “Apprentice” contestant and White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman said in August that she has heard “the tape,” without producing it.

Still, Arnold persists — and got a TV show out of it.

His search for the “Apprentice” video — and other undiscovered Trump videos — is the subject of “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes,” a series Viceland describes as “All the President’s Men” meets “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

At one point, Arnold contends, the search turned violent. He filed battery charges against Burnett last month after accusing Burnett of choking him at an Emmys party.

Burnett’s wife, Roma Downey, said that it was actually Arnold who ambushed her husband at the event. She tweeted an image of her hand, which she said was bruised.

“Got this bruise tonight when Tom Arnold tried to ambush my husband Mark and me at a charity event. Is your TV show worth it Tom?” she wrote. “Please stop.”

In his talk with TheWrap, Arnold denied the altercation was a publicity stunt for the series.

Arnold travels high and low in search of tapes, meeting with some of the most respected journalists in the country, such as New Yorker writer Jane Mayer — and also with a mystery man in a bunny suit. The costume, the man says, is to protect his identity.

Arnold makes the case that he’s qualified for the undertaking because he has traveled in oddly similar circles with Trump. Both were quintessential Howard Stern guests, and they even used used to go to the Playboy Mansion together, Arnold said.

But for all his stories, Arnold hasn’t, so far, shown us the tapes. For some viewers, that will relegate “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes” to the ever-growing “for entertainment purposes only” subsection of journalism. But at least it’s entertaining.

“The Hunt for the Trump Tapes” airs on Viceland at 10:30 p.m. every Tuesday.

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Stormy Daniels Says Trump Would’ve Helped Her Cheat on ‘The Apprentice’

Stormy Daniels said that President Donald Trump would’ve helped her cheat on “The Apprentice,” according to excerpts from her upcoming tell-all memoir, “Full Disclosure” released Tuesday.

“We’ll figure out a way to get you the challenges beforehand,” she quotes him as saying, according to a Guardian report. “And we can devise your technique.”

Daniels wrote that the only reason she continued to answer his phone calls over for a year following her alleged relationship with Trump after meeting at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe in 2006, was the hope that Trump would back up his promise to get her on “The Apprentice.” Daniels also says that the media mogul suggested that he might be able to help her go further in the competition by underhanded means.

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“He was going to have me cheat, and it was 100 percent his idea,” Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, said.

That wasn’t the only revelation to come from “Full Disclosure,” however. Daniels also wrote that Trump “doesn’t even want to be president,” and that he appeared to try to help his former 2016 presidential opponent Hillary Clinton when she was running against former President Barack Obama during the 2008 Democratic primary … while also watching Shark Week.

“Even while he was on the phone with Hillary, his attention kept going back to the sharks,” Daniels said.

Daniels’ excerpt is also the reason that Mario Kart was trending Tuesday morning, which you can see why here if you have the stomach for it.

Read the full story in The Guardian here.

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Stormy Daniels said that President Donald Trump would’ve helped her cheat on “The Apprentice,” according to excerpts from her upcoming tell-all memoir, “Full Disclosure” released Tuesday.

“We’ll figure out a way to get you the challenges beforehand,” she quotes him as saying, according to a Guardian report. “And we can devise your technique.”

Daniels wrote that the only reason she continued to answer his phone calls over for a year following her alleged relationship with Trump after meeting at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe in 2006, was the hope that Trump would back up his promise to get her on “The Apprentice.” Daniels also says that the media mogul suggested that he might be able to help her go further in the competition by underhanded means.

“He was going to have me cheat, and it was 100 percent his idea,” Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, said.

That wasn’t the only revelation to come from “Full Disclosure,” however. Daniels also wrote that Trump “doesn’t even want to be president,” and that he appeared to try to help his former 2016 presidential opponent Hillary Clinton when she was running against former President Barack Obama during the 2008 Democratic primary … while also watching Shark Week.

“Even while he was on the phone with Hillary, his attention kept going back to the sharks,” Daniels said.

Daniels’ excerpt is also the reason that Mario Kart was trending Tuesday morning, which you can see why here if you have the stomach for it.

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Tom Arnold & Mark Burnett In Pre-Emmys Scuffle; Arnold Says Trump ‘Apprentice’ Tapes “Handed Over” To Ronan Farrow

Tom Arnold has accused Mark Burnett of attacking him at a pre-Emmys party on Sunday night. The outspoken host of upcoming Viceland series The Hunt For The Trump Tapes tweeted that Burnett, Chairman of MGM Worldwide Television, “just went apesh*t …

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Trump to Provide Written Answers Under Oath in ‘Apprentice’ Contestant Defamation Lawsuit

President Donald Trump will answer questions in writing and under oath for the 2017 defamation lawsuit filed by former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos, the Washington Post reported Sunday.

According to a new court filing, attorneys for the president and Zervos have agreed to the exchange of “written answers and objections” to questions submitted in writing by Sept. 28. Trump will be sworn in prior to the written interrogation.

Zervos, who in 2016 accused Trump of grabbing her breast without her consent and unwanted aggressive kissing in 2007, filed suit against the then president-elect in January 2017. The defamation suit alleges that Trump falsely branded Zervos a liar after she made her accusations public, calling her story “totally made up nonsense.”

He has denied her accusations.

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In May, Zervos subpoenaed recordings from NBC’s “The Apprentice,” as well as records pertaining to Trump’s stays at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where Zervos said the unwanted encounter with Trump occurred.

The subpoena issued to the hotel asked for records pertaining to stays by Trump in 2005 through 2009, along with documents pertaining to Zervos, Trump’s bodyguard and his assistant.

The subpoena to “The Apprentice” archives owner Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer asked for documents or recordings featuring Zervos or Trump talking about Zervos, along with recordings featuring Trump talking about women “in any sexual or inappropriate manner.”

Those requested documents have yet to be turned over, according to the Post.

Neither Zervos’ lawyer, Mariann Wang, or the president’s counsel responded immediately to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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President Donald Trump will answer questions in writing and under oath for the 2017 defamation lawsuit filed by former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos, the Washington Post reported Sunday.

According to a new court filing, attorneys for the president and Zervos have agreed to the exchange of “written answers and objections” to questions submitted in writing by Sept. 28. Trump will be sworn in prior to the written interrogation.

Zervos, who in 2016 accused Trump of grabbing her breast without her consent and unwanted aggressive kissing in 2007, filed suit against the then president-elect in January 2017. The defamation suit alleges that Trump falsely branded Zervos a liar after she made her accusations public, calling her story “totally made up nonsense.”

He has denied her accusations.

In May, Zervos subpoenaed recordings from NBC’s “The Apprentice,” as well as records pertaining to Trump’s stays at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where Zervos said the unwanted encounter with Trump occurred.

The subpoena issued to the hotel asked for records pertaining to stays by Trump in 2005 through 2009, along with documents pertaining to Zervos, Trump’s bodyguard and his assistant.

The subpoena to “The Apprentice” archives owner Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer asked for documents or recordings featuring Zervos or Trump talking about Zervos, along with recordings featuring Trump talking about women “in any sexual or inappropriate manner.”

Those requested documents have yet to be turned over, according to the Post.

Neither Zervos’ lawyer, Mariann Wang, or the president’s counsel responded immediately to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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Omarosa: Trump Is ‘Intent on Starting a Race War’ (Video)

Omarosa Manigault Newman accused President Trump of trying to ignite a “race war” in the United States, citing what she said were his persistent attacks on African-Americans as proof.

“He’s intent on starting a race war. That’s what I believe,” Manigault Newman told anchor Joy Reid over the weekend, saying that Trump himself was very good at being “racial” while publicly avoiding racist language.

“When Donald Trump started attacking NFL players about kneeling, he only attacked African-American athletes,” Omarosa said. “He was trying to stir up his base by using an issue that he knew his base would gravitate to, to see him attack wealthy, prominent, African-American men, wasn’t necessarily saying that he’s being racist but he was being racial.”

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Manigault appeared on Reid’s show to promote her book “Unhinged,” a tell-all chronicling her time working as a presidential aide and Communications Director for the Office of the Public Liaison.

Notably absent from her appearance with Reid were any more tapes. Earlier this month, Omarosa caused a stir after releasing several secretly-recorded conversations between her and senior Trump officials. One documented her firing from the highly secure White House situation room; another showed several White House aides frantically discussing how they could spin the emergence of a tape showing Trump saying the N-word — a tape she says she has heard.

While the New York Times speculated that there are about up to “200” such Omarosa recordings, only four have so far been released. Trump himself took notice of his former aide, launching several nasty tweets at her and even attempting to stop the book’s release through legal action.

Wacky Omarosa already has a fully signed Non-Disclosure Agreement!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2018

While I know it’s “not presidential” to take on a lowlife like Omarosa, and while I would rather not be doing so, this is a modern day form of communication and I know the Fake News Media will be working overtime to make even Wacky Omarosa look legitimate as possible. Sorry!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2018

The ongoing uproar generated by the former Apprentice star has helped rocket the book to the top of the New York Times bestseller list, where it now enters its second week at No. 1. The book has also hovered in Amazon’s top ten bestsellers since it was released on Aug. 14.

The tone of the work is a notable departure for Manigault Newman, who was once one of President Trump’s staunchest defenders, and once famously told critics — before Trump was elected — that they would soon have to “bow down” to the real estate billionaire.

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Omarosa Manigault Newman accused President Trump of trying to ignite a “race war” in the United States, citing what she said were his persistent attacks on African-Americans as proof.

“He’s intent on starting a race war. That’s what I believe,” Manigault Newman told anchor Joy Reid over the weekend, saying that Trump himself was very good at being “racial” while publicly avoiding racist language.

“When Donald Trump started attacking NFL players about kneeling, he only attacked African-American athletes,” Omarosa said. “He was trying to stir up his base by using an issue that he knew his base would gravitate to, to see him attack wealthy, prominent, African-American men, wasn’t necessarily saying that he’s being racist but he was being racial.”

Manigault appeared on Reid’s show to promote her book “Unhinged,” a tell-all chronicling her time working as a presidential aide and Communications Director for the Office of the Public Liaison.

Notably absent from her appearance with Reid were any more tapes. Earlier this month, Omarosa caused a stir after releasing several secretly-recorded conversations between her and senior Trump officials. One documented her firing from the highly secure White House situation room; another showed several White House aides frantically discussing how they could spin the emergence of a tape showing Trump saying the N-word — a tape she says she has heard.

While the New York Times speculated that there are about up to “200” such Omarosa recordings, only four have so far been released. Trump himself took notice of his former aide, launching several nasty tweets at her and even attempting to stop the book’s release through legal action.

The ongoing uproar generated by the former Apprentice star has helped rocket the book to the top of the New York Times bestseller list, where it now enters its second week at No. 1. The book has also hovered in Amazon’s top ten bestsellers since it was released on Aug. 14.

The tone of the work is a notable departure for Manigault Newman, who was once one of President Trump’s staunchest defenders, and once famously told critics — before Trump was elected — that they would soon have to “bow down” to the real estate billionaire.

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WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg Says He Didn’t Send Those Tweets Challenging Trump to a Fight

Yes, Bill Goldberg was fired by Donald Trump on Season 9 of “The Apprentice,” but the WWE Hall of Famer says it wasn’t him who sent out those recent tweets threatening the president of the United States. His verified @Goldberg Twitter account was hacked, per the WCW legend.

Obviously I was just hacked……????

— Bill Goldberg (@Goldberg) August 22, 2018

Goldberg says he deleted the tweets once access to his account was restored. However, since nothing on the internet ever truly goes away, our readers can find a sampling of what went out below the “Also Read.”

Consider them all [sic].

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“Why have you been threating me and my wife you d–k head just because you’re the president doesn’t mean you can make threats using your new found power we should go into the ring together no secret service just you and me,” one read.

Another said: “I challange you to a fist fight you spatastic sh-t head ill f—ing kill you.”

And then there was the following, which has been immortalized via screenshot:

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“The guy fired me, but I have no — whatever. It’s not a political thing with me,” Goldberg told the Washington Post. “Somebody stole my identity, and I’m sick and flipping tired of it. It’s happened to me a number of times. We end up regaining our identity, our account access, but these people get no repercussions. They get to the point where they’re posing as me threatening the president of the United States — I’m just so tired of it.”

The former NFL player said he reached out to the U.S. Secret Service on Wednesday to tell them that his account was compromised. Goldberg says he’s willing to cooperate to find the hacker.

Goldberg, who currently hosts “Knife or Death” on History channel, was fired in the sixth episode of his “Celebrity Apprentice” season.

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Yes, Bill Goldberg was fired by Donald Trump on Season 9 of “The Apprentice,” but the WWE Hall of Famer says it wasn’t him who sent out those recent tweets threatening the president of the United States. His verified @Goldberg Twitter account was hacked, per the WCW legend.

Goldberg says he deleted the tweets once access to his account was restored. However, since nothing on the internet ever truly goes away, our readers can find a sampling of what went out below the “Also Read.”

Consider them all [sic].

“Why have you been threating me and my wife you d–k head just because you’re the president doesn’t mean you can make threats using your new found power we should go into the ring together no secret service just you and me,” one read.

Another said: “I challange you to a fist fight you spatastic sh-t head ill f—ing kill you.”

And then there was the following, which has been immortalized via screenshot:

“The guy fired me, but I have no — whatever. It’s not a political thing with me,” Goldberg told the Washington Post. “Somebody stole my identity, and I’m sick and flipping tired of it. It’s happened to me a number of times. We end up regaining our identity, our account access, but these people get no repercussions. They get to the point where they’re posing as me threatening the president of the United States — I’m just so tired of it.”

The former NFL player said he reached out to the U.S. Secret Service on Wednesday to tell them that his account was compromised. Goldberg says he’s willing to cooperate to find the hacker.

Goldberg, who currently hosts “Knife or Death” on History channel, was fired in the sixth episode of his “Celebrity Apprentice” season.

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Donald Trump’s Very Bad Day Gets Worse As ‘Apprentice’ Contestant Demands Docs On Alleged Misconduct

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On the same day Donald Trump's ex-right hand man Michael Cohen told a federal judge he paid a porn star and a Playmate hundreds of thousands of dollars of election-influencing hush money "at the direction of the candidate," Summer Zervos wants the former Apprentice host to hand over more information on his "sexual misconduct" with a dozen other women. Or put it this way, if Trump thinks less is more and could help make the defamation action just go away, the ex-Apprentice

Trump Considered Setting an ‘Assortment’ of ‘9 Blacks Against 9 Whites’ on ‘The Apprentice’

Following reports that there are recordings of Donald Trump using racial slurs on “The Apprentice,” a 2005 radio interview with Howard Stern has resurfaced where Trump proposed setting “nine blacks against nine whites” on the show.

“There was a concept thrown out by some person… nine blacks against nine whites,” Trump said on “The Howard Stern Show.”

“And it would be nine blacks against nine whites, all highly educated, very smart, strong, beautiful people right?” he continued, asking Stern if he liked the idea, who responded “yes.” When Trump asked co-host Robin Quivers her thoughts, she said: “Well I think you’re going to have a riot.”

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“It would be the highest rated show on television,” Trump said in response.

Stern then asked about the exact skin tone of the contestants, and Trump said there would be an “assortment.”

“Wouldn’t that set off a racial war in this country?” Stern asked.

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Trump said he didn’t think so.

“See, actually I don’t think it would. I think that it would be handled very beautifully by me,” he said.

Former “The Apprentice” contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman has said in recent days that there is a recording of Trump using racial slurs during a taping of the show. Manigault Newman has told at least three White House aides about the recording, which she says was played for her by former contestant Troy McClain, according to the Huffington Post. Trump has denied the reports.

You can listen to the audio from the interview here.

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Following reports that there are recordings of Donald Trump using racial slurs on “The Apprentice,” a 2005 radio interview with Howard Stern has resurfaced where Trump proposed setting “nine blacks against nine whites” on the show.

“There was a concept thrown out by some person… nine blacks against nine whites,” Trump said on “The Howard Stern Show.”

“And it would be nine blacks against nine whites, all highly educated, very smart, strong, beautiful people right?” he continued, asking Stern if he liked the idea, who responded “yes.” When Trump asked co-host Robin Quivers her thoughts, she said: “Well I think you’re going to have a riot.”

“It would be the highest rated show on television,” Trump said in response.

Stern then asked about the exact skin tone of the contestants, and Trump said there would be an “assortment.”

“Wouldn’t that set off a racial war in this country?” Stern asked.

Trump said he didn’t think so.

“See, actually I don’t think it would. I think that it would be handled very beautifully by me,” he said.

Former “The Apprentice” contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman has said in recent days that there is a recording of Trump using racial slurs during a taping of the show. Manigault Newman has told at least three White House aides about the recording, which she says was played for her by former contestant Troy McClain, according to the Huffington Post. Trump has denied the reports.

You can listen to the audio from the interview here.

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Where do we even begin with Tom Arnold’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” appearance on Wednesday? Oh right, the “Trump Tapes.”

Arnold, who hosts Viceland’s “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes,” told Jimmy Kimmel that he’s personally heard the damning things from “The Apprentice” set that you’ve simply heard of.

“He says the ‘N’ word, he calls [son] Eric the ‘R’ word,” Arnold said last night. He also assured pal Kimmel that he’ll hear it too, but Roseanne Barr’s ex-husband doesn’t specify when or how.

“And there’s a pee-pee tape,” he shoehorned into the overly energetic interview.

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Arnold also spent much of his 10-plus minutes on ABC’s late-night show ripping Mark Burnett, who created “The Apprentice” and is “literally best friends” with Trump, per the “True Lies” actor.

Much of Arnold’s criticism for Burnett was based on his idea that Roma Downey’s husband hasn’t stepped in to help reunite immigrant children “imprisoned” at our border with their families down in Central America. Oh, plus, Arnold hates the reality show that guy produced for our current POTUS.

“‘The Apprentice’ is such a crappy show that I wouldn’t do it,” Arnold said, recalling multiples phone conversations during which he says Burnett and Trump would “beg” him to do the NBC series. “That says a lot because I do everything.”

Arnold also said that a board member of MGM — Burnett’s company — approached him last week and said he is “so worried” about the tapes.

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Watch the “Kimmel” appearance via the video above.

“The Hunt for the Trump Tapes” premieres Sept. 18 on Viceland.

Watch a trailer for Arnold’s investigative journalism show here.

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Where do we even begin with Tom Arnold’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” appearance on Wednesday? Oh right, the “Trump Tapes.”

Arnold, who hosts Viceland’s “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes,” told Jimmy Kimmel that he’s personally heard the damning things from “The Apprentice” set that you’ve simply heard of.

“He says the ‘N’ word, he calls [son] Eric the ‘R’ word,” Arnold said last night. He also assured pal Kimmel that he’ll hear it too, but Roseanne Barr’s ex-husband doesn’t specify when or how.

“And there’s a pee-pee tape,” he shoehorned into the overly energetic interview.

Arnold also spent much of his 10-plus minutes on ABC’s late-night show ripping Mark Burnett, who created “The Apprentice” and is “literally best friends” with Trump, per the “True Lies” actor.

Much of Arnold’s criticism for Burnett was based on his idea that Roma Downey’s husband hasn’t stepped in to help reunite immigrant children “imprisoned” at our border with their families down in Central America. Oh, plus, Arnold hates the reality show that guy produced for our current POTUS.

“‘The Apprentice’ is such a crappy show that I wouldn’t do it,” Arnold said, recalling multiples phone conversations during which he says Burnett and Trump would “beg” him to do the NBC series. “That says a lot because I do everything.”

Arnold also said that a board member of MGM — Burnett’s company — approached him last week and said he is “so worried” about the tapes.

Watch the “Kimmel” appearance via the video above.

“The Hunt for the Trump Tapes” premieres Sept. 18 on Viceland.

Watch a trailer for Arnold’s investigative journalism show here.

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Jimmy Kimmel on That Time Omarosa Stormed Out: ‘I’m Sure There Was Plenty She Was Trying to Hide’

Jimmy Kimmel has been thinking about the time Omarosa Manigault stood him up on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in 2004 “a lot lately.” Because her reason for bolting from the late-night show’s set seemed to involve a lie detector test — and possibly “plenty that she was trying to hide” about Donald Trump, Kimmel told the Daily Beast in an interview published Wednesday.

“What happened was, my Uncle Frank lied about something. And I thought it would be funny to give him a fake lie detector test on the air, something that he thought was real,” Kimmel recalled.

The late-night host said the “Apprentice” alum saw the test set up and “decided that we were going to spring it on her.” Kimmel added, “If you know anything about taking a polygraph test, that’s not how it works. It takes a long time. There’s no ding and no buzz. It’s a chart that they analyze afterwards. So that was preposterous just to start with.”

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“But she stormed out of there and the show was live, so we had no guest,” Kimmel said. “She was very angry.”

“I’m sure there was plenty that she was trying to hide,” he added, of what Omarosa could have been trying to conceal about her early days with Trump.

Omarosa just released her tell-all book, “Unhinged,” this week, after saying a tape exists on which Trump can be heard using the “N-word” on the set of “The Apprentice.” Kimmel said that if that’s true, this revelation might actually be a threat to the president.

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“If there’s a tape of the president using the ‘N-word,’ I think that’s a line in the sand–and maybe I’m wrong, I’m always wrong, so I’m going in with that caveat–but I think that’s a line in the sand that his fellow Republicans will not cross,” Kimmel told the Daily Beast. “And I do not see them throwing the full force of their support behind the president if something like that is revealed. I really don’t. But I could be wrong.”

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Jimmy Kimmel has been thinking about the time Omarosa Manigault stood him up on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in 2004 “a lot lately.” Because her reason for bolting from the late-night show’s set seemed to involve a lie detector test — and possibly “plenty that she was trying to hide” about Donald Trump, Kimmel told the Daily Beast in an interview published Wednesday.

“What happened was, my Uncle Frank lied about something. And I thought it would be funny to give him a fake lie detector test on the air, something that he thought was real,” Kimmel recalled.

The late-night host said the “Apprentice” alum saw the test set up and “decided that we were going to spring it on her.” Kimmel added, “If you know anything about taking a polygraph test, that’s not how it works. It takes a long time. There’s no ding and no buzz. It’s a chart that they analyze afterwards. So that was preposterous just to start with.”

“But she stormed out of there and the show was live, so we had no guest,” Kimmel said. “She was very angry.”

“I’m sure there was plenty that she was trying to hide,” he added, of what Omarosa could have been trying to conceal about her early days with Trump.

Omarosa just released her tell-all book, “Unhinged,” this week, after saying a tape exists on which Trump can be heard using the “N-word” on the set of “The Apprentice.” Kimmel said that if that’s true, this revelation might actually be a threat to the president.

“If there’s a tape of the president using the ‘N-word,’ I think that’s a line in the sand–and maybe I’m wrong, I’m always wrong, so I’m going in with that caveat–but I think that’s a line in the sand that his fellow Republicans will not cross,” Kimmel told the Daily Beast. “And I do not see them throwing the full force of their support behind the president if something like that is revealed. I really don’t. But I could be wrong.”

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Trump Says Mark Burnett Denies There Are ‘Apprentice’ Tapes of Him Using the N-Word

President Trump responded to former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s assertion in her upcoming book that there are tapes of him using the N-word on “The Apprentice” by saying Monday night that he doesn’t even “have that word in my vocabulary.”

Trump also tweeted that the reality show’s creator, Mark Burnett, had called him and said that there were no tapes of him uttering the racial slur.

@MarkBurnettTV called to say that there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a terrible and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa. I don’t have that word in my vocabulary, and never have. She made it up,” the president and former host of the show said.

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“Look at her MANY recent quotes saying such wonderful and powerful things about me – a true Champion of Civil Rights – until she got fired. Omarosa had Zero credibility with the Media (they didn’t want interviews) when she worked in the White House. Now that she says bad about me, they will talk to her. Fake News!” he continued.

.@MarkBurnettTV called to say that there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a terrible and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa. I don’t have that word in my vocabulary, and never have. She made it up. Look at her MANY recent quotes saying….

– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2018

Representatives for Burnett and production company MGM Television did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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Tom Arnold was quick to give his opinion on Trump’s tweet, however, simply saying: “Bulls–t.”

Bullshit https://t.co/uzTgG8RSUO

– Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) August 14, 2018

He went on to vow that he will “compare his sources,” emphasizing: “There are #TrumpTapes.”

Get confirmation from @MarkBurnettTV @MGMTelevision & which @ApprenticeNBC Executive Producer @realDonaldTrump says he spoke to & I will compare my sources OTR. @Variety There are #TrumpTapes https://t.co/UMLN6N6IUr

– Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) August 14, 2018

Viceland’s new series “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold,” will see Arnold doing some “citizen journalism” to find out the truth about any recordings of Donald Trump. It will begin with Arnold’s appearance on the “Howard Stern Show” and follow the comedian as he meets with figures like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penn Jillette, Judd Apatow and Rosie O’Donnell.

Also Read: Omarosa: ‘I Have Heard the Tape’ of Trump ‘Saying the N-Word’ (Video)

According to excerpts obtained by The Guardian, Manigault Newman’s upcoming book “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House” includes passages in which she calls Trump a “racist” who has used the “N-word” repeatedly. She says that there are tapes to prove that Trump was caught on mic saying the racial slur on his former NBC reality show. She cited three unnamed sources.

According to the published excerpt, Omarosa said she felt a “growing realization that Donald Trump was indeed a racist, a bigot and a misogynist. My certainty about the N-word tape and his frequent uses of that word were the top of a high mountain of truly appalling things I’d experienced with him, during the last two years in particular.”

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President Trump responded to former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s assertion in her upcoming book that there are tapes of him using the N-word on “The Apprentice” by saying Monday night that he doesn’t even “have that word in my vocabulary.”

Trump also tweeted that the reality show’s creator, Mark Burnett, had called him and said that there were no tapes of him uttering the racial slur.

called to say that there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a terrible and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa. I don’t have that word in my vocabulary, and never have. She made it up,” the president and former host of the show said.

“Look at her MANY recent quotes saying such wonderful and powerful things about me – a true Champion of Civil Rights – until she got fired. Omarosa had Zero credibility with the Media (they didn’t want interviews) when she worked in the White House. Now that she says bad about me, they will talk to her. Fake News!” he continued.

Representatives for Burnett and production company MGM Television did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Tom Arnold was quick to give his opinion on Trump’s tweet, however, simply saying: “Bulls–t.”

He went on to vow that he will “compare his sources,” emphasizing: “There are #TrumpTapes.”

Viceland’s new series “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold,” will see Arnold doing some “citizen journalism” to find out the truth about any recordings of Donald Trump. It will begin with Arnold’s appearance on the “Howard Stern Show” and follow the comedian as he meets with figures like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penn Jillette, Judd Apatow and Rosie O’Donnell.

According to excerpts obtained by The Guardian, Manigault Newman’s upcoming book “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House” includes passages in which she calls Trump a “racist” who has used the “N-word” repeatedly. She says that there are tapes to prove that Trump was caught on mic saying the racial slur on his former NBC reality show. She cited three unnamed sources.

According to the published excerpt, Omarosa said she felt a “growing realization that Donald Trump was indeed a racist, a bigot and a misogynist. My certainty about the N-word tape and his frequent uses of that word were the top of a high mountain of truly appalling things I’d experienced with him, during the last two years in particular.”

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White House Blasts Omarosa’s Book Claiming Trump Used Racist Remarks

WASHINGTON — Omarosa Manigault Newman claims in her upcoming book that President Donald Trump is a “racist.” She cites three unnamed sources who say that he has been caught on mic on the set of “The Apprentice” using the &…

WASHINGTON — Omarosa Manigault Newman claims in her upcoming book that President Donald Trump is a “racist.” She cites three unnamed sources who say that he has been caught on mic on the set of “The Apprentice” using the “N-word,” but the White House quickly pushed back on her tome and the publicity surrounding it. […]

Omarosa Says There Are Tapes of Trump Using N-Word

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman says in her upcoming book that there are tapes of President Donald Trump using the N-word on “The Apprentice” television show.

According to excerpts obtained by The Guardian, Manigault Newman’s upcoming book “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House” includes passages in which she calls Trump a “racist” who has used the “N-word” repeatedly. She says that there are tapes to prove that Trump was caught on mic saying the racial slur on his former NBC reality show. She cited three unnamed sources.

According to the published excerpt, Omarosa said she felt a “growing realization that Donald Trump was indeed a racist, a bigot and a misogynist. My certainty about the N-word tape and his frequent uses of that word were the top of a high mountain of truly appalling things I’d experienced with him, during the last two years in particular.”

The existence of tapes from Trump’s time on “The Apprentice” has been pointed to by others in the past, including actor and comedian Tom Arnold, who said in an interview following the 2016 election that he has a video of Trump using racist language in outtakes from the show.

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“I have the outtakes to The Apprentice where he says every bad thing ever, every offensive, racist thing ever,” Arnold told the Seattle-based radio station KIRO. “It was him sitting in that chair saying the N-word, saying the C-word, calling his son a retard, just being so mean to his own children.”

However, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which owns the rights to The Apprentice, and its creator, Mark Burnett, have resisted pressure to release the footage, citing “various contractual and legal requirements.”

George Conway dismissed Manigault Newman’s accusation on Twitter, writing, “The allegation is not credible, and indeed is ridiculous, particularly in light of the timing of her departure from the White House–December 12, 2017. It’s absurd all around.”

Manigault Newman did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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Manigault Newman left her job as the Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison in December, after nearly 15 years as a member of Trump’s inner circle. She first made a name for herself on Trump’s reality show “The Apprentice” and went on to become a staffer for the president. Her “tell-all” book about her experience in the White House is set to hit shelves on Aug. 14.

Manigault Newman is not the first former Trump staffer to pen a book about her experiences. Sean Spicer is on a national tour for his book, “The Briefing,” while Anthony Scaramucci is scheduled to release his book “Trump, the Blue-Collar President” in October. However, unlike her former colleagues, who have spoken positively of their experiences in the White House, Manigault Newman has a darker story to tell, according to The Washington Post.

Her departure from the White House was filled with drama, with some outlets reporting that she had been fired and that Secret Service members physically dragged her from White House premises after she refused to leave. (Manigault Newman, the Secret Service, and the White House all denied these reports). She compared leaving the administration to “being freed off a planation” during an appearance on “Celebrity Big Brother.”

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Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman says in her upcoming book that there are tapes of President Donald Trump using the N-word on “The Apprentice” television show.

According to excerpts obtained by The Guardian, Manigault Newman’s upcoming book “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House” includes passages in which she calls Trump a “racist” who has used the “N-word” repeatedly. She says that there are tapes to prove that Trump was caught on mic saying the racial slur on his former NBC reality show. She cited three unnamed sources.

According to the published excerpt, Omarosa said she felt a “growing realization that Donald Trump was indeed a racist, a bigot and a misogynist. My certainty about the N-word tape and his frequent uses of that word were the top of a high mountain of truly appalling things I’d experienced with him, during the last two years in particular.”

The existence of tapes from Trump’s time on “The Apprentice” has been pointed to by others in the past, including actor and comedian Tom Arnold, who said in an interview following the 2016 election that he has a video of Trump using racist language in outtakes from the show.

“I have the outtakes to The Apprentice where he says every bad thing ever, every offensive, racist thing ever,” Arnold told the Seattle-based radio station KIRO. “It was him sitting in that chair saying the N-word, saying the C-word, calling his son a retard, just being so mean to his own children.”

However, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which owns the rights to The Apprentice, and its creator, Mark Burnett, have resisted pressure to release the footage, citing “various contractual and legal requirements.”

George Conway dismissed Manigault Newman’s accusation on Twitter, writing, “The allegation is not credible, and indeed is ridiculous, particularly in light of the timing of her departure from the White House–December 12, 2017. It’s absurd all around.”

Manigault Newman did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Manigault Newman left her job as the Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison in December, after nearly 15 years as a member of Trump’s inner circle. She first made a name for herself on Trump’s reality show “The Apprentice” and went on to become a staffer for the president. Her “tell-all” book about her experience in the White House is set to hit shelves on Aug. 14.

Manigault Newman is not the first former Trump staffer to pen a book about her experiences. Sean Spicer is on a national tour for his book, “The Briefing,” while Anthony Scaramucci is scheduled to release his book “Trump, the Blue-Collar President” in October. However, unlike her former colleagues, who have spoken positively of their experiences in the White House, Manigault Newman has a darker story to tell, according to The Washington Post.

Her departure from the White House was filled with drama, with some outlets reporting that she had been fired and that Secret Service members physically dragged her from White House premises after she refused to leave. (Manigault Newman, the Secret Service, and the White House all denied these reports). She compared leaving the administration to “being freed off a planation” during an appearance on “Celebrity Big Brother.”

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BBC’s Billionaire ‘Apprentice’ Host Called Out for ‘Racist’ Tweet About Senegal’s World Cup Team

Alan Sugar, the host of BBC One’s “The Apprentice,” came under fire Wednesday morning for a tweet he posted about the Senegal World Cup team, which compared the football players to people selling sunglasses and handbags on the beach.

“I recognise some of these guys from the beach in Marbella. Multi tasking resourceful chaps,” Sugar wrote in the since-deleted tweet, which was accompanied by a picture of Senegal’s World Cup soccer team along with snapshots of rows of sunglasses and handbags.

Many users were quick to call the tweet “racist,” prompting a quick apology from the billionaire TV star and his employer.

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Twitter

“I misjudged me earlier tweet,” Sugar tweeted a few hours later. “It was in no way intended to cause offence, and clearly my attempt at humour has backfired. I have deleted the tweet and am very sorry.”

The BBC followed up with its own tweet, saying the host “has acknowledged this was a seriously misjudged tweet, and he’s in no doubt about our view on this,” the pubcaster said in a statement. “It’s right he’s apologised unreservedly.”

Sugar’s remarks come on the same day that the BBC published a report on how the company plans to create more diversity within its staff, especially in senior positions.

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See Sugar and the BBC’s apology tweets below.

I misjudged me earlier tweet. It was in no way intended to cause offence, and clearly my attempt at humour has backfired. I have deleted the tweet and am very sorry.

— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) June 20, 2018

Lord Sugar has acknowledged this was a seriously misjudged tweet, and he’s in no doubt about our view on this. It’s right he’s apologised unreservedly.

— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) June 20, 2018

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Alan Sugar, the host of BBC One’s “The Apprentice,” came under fire Wednesday morning for a tweet he posted about the Senegal World Cup team, which compared the football players to people selling sunglasses and handbags on the beach.

“I recognise some of these guys from the beach in Marbella. Multi tasking resourceful chaps,” Sugar wrote in the since-deleted tweet, which was accompanied by a picture of Senegal’s World Cup soccer team along with snapshots of rows of sunglasses and handbags.

Many users were quick to call the tweet “racist,” prompting a quick apology from the billionaire TV star and his employer.

Twitter

“I misjudged me earlier tweet,” Sugar tweeted a few hours later. “It was in no way intended to cause offence, and clearly my attempt at humour has backfired. I have deleted the tweet and am very sorry.”

The BBC followed up with its own tweet, saying the host “has acknowledged this was a seriously misjudged tweet, and he’s in no doubt about our view on this,” the pubcaster said in a statement. “It’s right he’s apologised unreservedly.”

Sugar’s remarks come on the same day that the BBC published a report on how the company plans to create more diversity within its staff, especially in senior positions.

See Sugar and the BBC’s apology tweets below.

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Stan Lee’s Arrested Manager Also Repped Donald Trump Jr (Exclusive)

Keya Morgan, arrested Monday on suspicion of filing a false police report, was identified in most stories as the manager of Marvel mastermind Stan Lee. But many may not know of his other very famous client: Donald Trump, Jr.

“I’ve lost count of the number of times he’s dropped Don Jr.’s name,” a person with knowledge of the relationship told TheWrap. “For a long time, and with great frequency, he has claimed to be the gateway to Don Jr. both professionally and personally.”

“He described his relationship as being in the inner circle of the Trump family,” the individual said.

Neither Morgan nor Trump Jr. immediately responded to TheWrap’s request for comment. But as of this writing, Morgan’s IMDb page still lists Don Jr. among his clients.

A 2011 CNN profile about Morgan also mentions Don Jr. as Morgan’s “celebrity friend.” The total length of time Morgan has represented Don Jr, who has numerous television credits including two appearances on “The Apprentice,” was not known as of this writing.

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Stan Lee once called Morgan his “only partner and business manager.” Morgan’s bail was set at $20,000, and Los Angeles police did not release details of the arrest. None of Morgan’s clients have been accused of any wrongdoing in connection with the arrest.

The Hollywood Reporter said the arrest “may have something to do with a report earlier this month that Lee was allegedly confronted at his home by two gunmen who demanded money from the 95-year-old Marvel icon.”

In April, Lee — who co-created some of the most iconic characters in comic history, including Spider-Man, Black Panther, Iron Man, X-Men and the Fantastic Four — filed a lawsuit, which said that people close to him were duping him out of “tremendous amounts of money.”

The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, said that after Lee’s wife Joan died last year, the comic-book icon “became the target of various unscrupulous businessmen, sycophants and opportunists who saw a chance to take advantage of Lee’s despondent state of mind, kind heart and devotion to his craft.”

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But just days before Morgan’s arrest, Lee posted a 45-second video, insisting that Morgan was the only person with whom he now worked and was allowed to represent him.

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Keya Morgan, arrested Monday on suspicion of filing a false police report, was identified in most stories as the manager of Marvel mastermind Stan Lee. But many may not know of his other very famous client: Donald Trump, Jr.

“I’ve lost count of the number of times he’s dropped Don Jr.’s name,” a person with knowledge of the relationship told TheWrap. “For a long time, and with great frequency, he has claimed to be the gateway to Don Jr. both professionally and personally.”

“He described his relationship as being in the inner circle of the Trump family,” the individual said.

Neither Morgan nor Trump Jr. immediately responded to TheWrap’s request for comment. But as of this writing, Morgan’s IMDb page still lists Don Jr. among his clients.

A 2011 CNN profile about Morgan also mentions Don Jr. as Morgan’s “celebrity friend.” The total length of time Morgan has represented Don Jr, who has numerous television credits including two appearances on “The Apprentice,” was not known as of this writing.

Stan Lee once called Morgan his “only partner and business manager.” Morgan’s bail was set at $20,000, and Los Angeles police did not release details of the arrest. None of Morgan’s clients have been accused of any wrongdoing in connection with the arrest.

The Hollywood Reporter said the arrest “may have something to do with a report earlier this month that Lee was allegedly confronted at his home by two gunmen who demanded money from the 95-year-old Marvel icon.”

In April, Lee — who co-created some of the most iconic characters in comic history, including Spider-Man, Black Panther, Iron Man, X-Men and the Fantastic Four — filed a lawsuit, which said that people close to him were duping him out of “tremendous amounts of money.”

The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, said that after Lee’s wife Joan died last year, the comic-book icon “became the target of various unscrupulous businessmen, sycophants and opportunists who saw a chance to take advantage of Lee’s despondent state of mind, kind heart and devotion to his craft.”

But just days before Morgan’s arrest, Lee posted a 45-second video, insisting that Morgan was the only person with whom he now worked and was allowed to represent him.

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In the spirit of International “Star Wars” Day and #MayTheFourthBeWithYou mania (May 4th, get it?), an old clip of Donald Trump resurfaced in which the future president takes a cue from Darth Vader to give Chewbacca the “Apprentice” boardroom boot.

The footage shows the then-realty TV show star in the boardroom having uniquely Trumpian moments with Stormtroopers, Darth Vader and Chewbacca. In fact — in a telling vision of what was to come — the future president even fired the Wookie, seemingly for being unable to speak English.

“I’m sorry but you made this easy; no one can understand a word you say,” Trump blares at Chewbacca (before firing him) “You’ve got a terrible temper and let’s face it, your grooming habits are seriously lacking.”

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“I’m sorry but you made this easy; no one can understand a word you say,” Trump blares at Chewbacca (before firing him) “You’ve got a terrible temper and let’s face it, your grooming habits are seriously lacking.”

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