The “Apprentice” Producer Just Admitted Trump Is One Huge Scam We Fell For
A reality show producer that worked on the Apprentice with Donald Trump sat down to discuss the post-election fallout with Vanity Fair, and the conversation that followed saw some very interesting facts revealed.
Bill Pruitt, a reality television veteran of the Amazing Race and the Deadliest Catch, explained how Trump’s image of a businessman was preserved by getting involved in “reality” television. Trump’s business empire was on the down-and-out, but by getting a TV show in which he got to fire people and pretend to be a big shot, people believed he really was a big league kinda guy – lessons with obvious parallels to this election.
“At the very same time, some clever producers were putting forth a manufactured story about a billionaire whose empire was, in actuality, crumbling at the very same time he took the job, the salary, and ownership rights to do a reality show. The Apprentice’ was a scam put forth to the public in exchange for rating. We were ‘entertaining,’ and the story about Donald Trump and his stature fell into some bizarre public record as ‘truth.’”