Donald Trump made insulting and degrading comments about reality star and businesswoman Khloe Kardashian’s weight during her time on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” The Huffington Post reported Friday.
Several unnamed sources who worked on the program in 2009, when Kardashian appeared as a contestant, told the site that Trump wanted to have her eliminated from the show and complained about her looks.
“He basically wanted to just get rid of her,” an unnamed editor on the show told The Huffington Post. “He called her a ‘piglet.’”
The editor told the site that Trump asked, “What is this? We can’t even get the hot one?” in a possible reference to her sister Kim Kardashian.
A second source confirmed that account to the site, also saying that he referred to Khloe Kardashian as a “piglet.”
“He said ‘why don’t we fire Khloe? She is a fat piglet. Why did we get the ugly Kardashian?’” that source said.
Another unnamed editor on the show told The Huffington Post that Kardashian’s early exit on the show was not because of poor performance, but because Trump simply disliked her.
Kardashian was ultimately “fired” from the show because classes she had to attend for a DUI she’d received interfered with a challenge. Trump said at the time that he hated drunk drivers.
Kardashian did not respond to The Huffington Post’s request for comment, but she’s publicly discussed her “firing” on the show before, saying how much she disliked Trump and “hated every minute” of participating.
“Stressing myself out, and then dealing with him and about to be fired, I’m like, ‘fuck you, I don’t want to do this,'” she told US Weekly.
She also told the magazine she doesn’t think Trump would make a good president.
Trump did not respond to The Huffington Post’s request for comment.