President Trump tweeted on Monday night that Mark Burnett, the producer of The Apprentice, "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."
Trump is referring to Omarosa Manigault Newman, his former White House adviser and a repeat Apprentice contestant, who on Sunday said she personally heard a recording of Trump using the N-word during filming for the show. "I don't have that word in my vocabulary, and never have," Trump tweeted, adding that Omarosa said "such wonderful and powerful things about me — a true Champion of Civil Rights — until she got fired."
In 2016, after the Access Hollywood tape featuring Trump bragging about assaulting women was released, Burnett announced he could not release any tapes of Trump on the set of The Apprentice due to "various contractual and legal requirements." Burnett released a statement that he was "NOT 'Pro-Trump'" and he and his wife, actress Roma Downey, "reject the hatred, division, and misogyny that has been a very unfortunate part of his campaign." Catherine Garcia