CNN Resurfaces Audio of Trump Proposing Pitting Blacks Against Whites on ‘The Apprentice’

“It would be nine blacks against nine whites.”

CNN resurfaced audio of President Donald Trump discussing the possibility of a racially divided season of “The Apprentice” while appearing on “The Howard Stern Show” in 2005.

​The clip was played during a segment of “Erin Burnett Out Front” on ​CNN Tuesday. Trump is heard proposing pitting white people against black people on a season of his NBC reality show.

“There was a concept thrown out by some person: nine blacks against nine whites,” Trump told Stern. “And it would be nine blacks against nine whites, all highly educated, very smart, strong, beautiful people, right?”

After Stern’s co-host Robin Quivers suggested that people might riot if he followed through with the idea, Trump said that the season would be immensely ​popular.

“It would be the highest rated show on television,” he predicted.

The president’s critics have reignited concerns about his purported racism amidst reports that he used the N-word during filming of “The Apprentice.”

Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigualt-Newman has ​claimed that she’s heard Trump use the N-word on tape. ​During a Tuesday White House briefing, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she ​couldn’t guarantee that there wasn’t a tape of Trump using the racial slur.

On Monday, Trump said on Twitter that Mark Burnett– producer of “The Apprentice” — told him there weren’t any damaging tapes.

Celebrity Penn Jillette, who competed on “The Apprentice,” said Tuesday that he “was in the room” when Trump made “racially insensitive” comments while filming the show.

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