Donald Trump Was a Creeper on the Set of ‘The Apprentice,’ Says Cast and Crew

The people who worked with Donald Trump on "The Apprentice" say he created an environment of unwanted sexual attention.

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Only days after the New York Timesdropped its bombshell story on Donald Trump's tax records that called into question the candidate's skills as a businessman, The Associated Press has released a new report that's taking aim at Trump's creepiness as a TV host. 

The AP spoke with crew and contestants from The Apprentice, the hit reality competition series that made Trump a household name, even with people who didn't care about super wealthy Manhattanites. Those Apprentice veterans told reporters Trump created an environment of unwanted sexual attention and sexism on the set of the show, which aired from 2004 to 2015 (and almost started an actual race war).

Here's a taste of what some of those Apprentice insiders said about working with Trump.

He was attracted to a particular camera operator, who he thought looked like his daughter.

"He said something like she was cute and she had a nice ass, and it was brought to my attention by someone else that he had a crush on her. ... I remember it being too much, that he made it obvious," said former producer Katherine Walker.
"He would just mention it all the time. I remember him comparing Ivanka to her and saying that only Ivanka was prettier," said Rebecca Arndt, a former camera assistant.

He wanted to know which female contestants the male contestants were into.

"...he would turn to one of the male cast members and say 'wouldn't you sleep with her?' and then everyone would laugh," said a former crew member who spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity. 
"We were in the boardroom one time figuring out who to blame for the task, and he just stopped in the middle and pointed to someone and said, 'You'd f... her, wouldn't you? I'd f... her. C'mon, wouldn't you?'," said another crew member who asked to remain anonymous. 

He was a breast man. 

Walker described Trump asking her about a contest like this: "He said, 'You mean the one with the' -- and he puts his hands out in a gesture to signal the girl with the giant boobs. He didn't even know her name."
Former contestant Gene Folkes said Trump, "asked one of the women their breast size at one point, or said, 'are those real or natural?'"

The Trump campaign has outright denied the claims, calling them "outlandish, unsubstantiated, and totally false," and referring to the accusers as "publicity hungry, opportunistic, disgruntled former employees."

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