The Daily Show ran the segment below regarding WWE Hall of Famer Donald Trump and some his leaked comments from 2005 about how women react to him because he’s a celebrity. Trump, who apologized for the comments, brushed them off as “locker room” talk.
During The Daily Show segment, a clip from The Celebrity Apprentice in 2010 aired that showed then-WWE star Maria Kanellis being fired for “locker room” talk. Kanellis complained in the boardroom about fellow contestant Curtis Stone “taking a crap” in the restroom of their dressing room, which apparently “left a stench” in the room. Stone said Kanellis’ statement was “a good depiction of [her] character,” calling it below the belt.
“That is a little below the belt,” Trump said. “Maria, do you regret having said that?” As Kanellis tried to explain her comment, Trump replied, “It is sort of gross, though, bringing that up. It’s like disgusting. This is my boardroom, it’s not a locker room. Maria you’re fired.”
ET Online caught up with Kanellis and asked her about being fired on the show.
“He fired me for what I said, and what he said was much worse so,” Kanellis said. “My hope is that he gets fired as the Republican nominee.”
Kanellis also revealed that she once felt objectified by Trump in the boardroom.
“I have a mole on my shoulder and he said to me that I should have the mole removed because it is an imperfection,” she recalled, noting that she was wearing a sleeveless shirt. “I just felt as if that comment didn’t belong in the boardroom, I felt as if he should not be making comments like that to me and telling me that a part of my body is an imperfection.”
“It wasn’t something that bothered me [at the time], but as a presidential nominee, it bothers me because of all the recent comments and things that he has said or that has come out,” she continued. “It just shows more and more of what his character is.”