Clearly, Piers is crafty, intelligent and capable, but he is not a genuine celebrity.Sure, the cantankerous Brit has many important friends.They flocked to “The Surreal Life” and “Celebrity Fit Club.” Some might be lucky enough to get a dating show of their very own. For example, who ever heard of Lauren, Heidi, Whitney or Spencer before “The Hills”?By and large, however, celebrities come to reality TV to breathe life into their dying careers. (See Mario Lopez and “Dancing with the Stars.”) For some contestants, “The Celebrity Apprentice” was just another way to extend their fleeting moments of fame.I'd argue it's even the principal reason he's been able to become the Republican nominee for president.Of course, Trump was famous long before "The Apprentice," as a colorful New York City real-estate figure, one who was known at least as much for his failures, extravagant lifestyle, eccentric behavior, and checkered romantic history as for his accumulated assets.I’m literally standing there shocked,” Connor, who is a singer and songwriter, told Buzz Feed News.
She was of course talking about "The Apprentice," the NBC reality show hosted by Trump that was a giant hit when it premiered in 2004 and is still very much at the core of his appeal to his voters (though after 14 seasons, he's now off the show for good).
A 1991 feature in Spy magazine summed him up with the headline, "How to Fool All of the People, All of the Time: How Donald Trump Fooled the Media, Used the Media to Fool the Banks, Used the Banks to Fool the Bondholders, and Used the Bondholders to Pay for the Yachts and Mansions and Mistresses." "The Apprentice" made Trump a national pop-culture figure way beyond New York tabloids and glossy magazines, but more importantly, it promoted a different view of Trump: a confident but measured businessman who knew how to spot a good deal and foster success, and when to cut someone loose with a simple, "You're fired." I recently rewatched the very first episode of "The Apprentice." Seen in retrospect, it almost looks like a roadmap for Trump's campaign strategy in 2016.
The show starts with Trump introducing the business world of New York City, "the real jungle," where you can "make it big." The implication is that Trump owns this city.
The first season of the show starred Omarosa Manigault, the infamous “Apprentice” contestant who now serves as the director for African-American outreach for Trump’s campaign.
Of course, this is just another instance from decades of Trump saying horrific and insensitive things about women both in public and private.