Donald Trump’s behavior toward others in the past is coming back to haunt him. His narcissistic demeanor and casual disregard of others is ultimately destroying his political aspirations. A sound engineer who ultimately quit The Apprentice said, “no amount of money was worth that toxic environment.”
The sound engineer was given the task of attaching Donald’s microphone on The Apprentice, but that experience was humiliating.
Donald repeatedly referred to the sound engineer as a “fucking monkey” and regularly sexually harassed the women on set. The reality show star, now turned GOP presidential nominee, pointed at the women’s butts.
The engineer, who is white (and asked to remain anonymous out of fear of retribution), was a sound mixer on NBC’s The Apprentice for two seasons in 2004 and 2005. Sometimes it was the engineer’s job to mic up Trump, which involved intimate physical contact, including threading the wire up Trump’s shirt and around his collar.
“Micing him was honestly the most abusive, humiliating experience of my 15 years as a sound engineer,” the engineer said. “He treated me like I wasn’t a human being.”
The first time the engineer had to attach a mic to Donald, the alleged billionaire refused to shake his hand. Instead, Donald turned to one of his many assistants and said at the time, “’Whoa, whoa, whoa, who’s this fucking monkey?’” the engineer recalled.
Donald refused to speak to the engineer and instead opted to talk to his assistants.
“’I’m not gonna let this fucking monkey touch me unless he washes his hands,” Trump said, according to the engineer.
Trump then made one of his assistants escort the engineer to the bathroom and watch him wash his hands, before walking him back and telling Trump he washed up.
“Trump just kept calling me a ‘fucking monkey’ over and over,” the engineer told Buzzfeed. “I’ve mic’d everyone from Ben Affleck to Renée Zellweger, and never, ever in my career have I run into something like that.”
According to the engineer, it wasn’t just him. Everyone on the set was treated poorly by Donald. At one point, Donald pointed to a woman’s butt. She worked as a female camera operator. That moment was so embarrassing, he said, that “Everyone was walking on eggshells.”
And today, in 2016, Donald is talking about ‘grabbing pussy.’ It’s odd that conservatives excuse his behavior because it happened ‘years ago’ when Donald was only 60-years-old. And yet, his behavior hasn’t changed since then. He’s an abusive bully. Just ask his own party about that. About that party: The GOP created this monster and now they don’t know how to calm it down.
The GOP is a hot mess but they were warned. Republicans knew. They just didn’t care.
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