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Trump Fired 'Apprentice' Contestant for 'Locker Room Talk'

The clip shows Trump canning Illinois native and professional wrestler Maria Kanellis-Bennett from his NBC business game show




    After Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sloughed off criticism about vulgar comments he made about women in 2005 as “locker room talk," “The Daily Show” unearthed video of the billionaire firing “The Celebrity Apprentice” contestant in 2010 for engaging in “locker room” talk.

    The clip shows Trump canning Illinois native and professional wrestler Maria Kanellis-Bennett from his NBC business game show. Kanellis-Bennett can be seen accusing celebrity chef Curtis Stone of using her dressing room and leaving a “stench in the room.”

    Trump goes on to ask Kanellis-Bennett if she regrets making the comments before calling them “gross," “disgusting” and “below the belt."

    “This is my boardroom,” Trump said. “It’s not a locker room. Maria you’re fired.”

    The Washington Post released tape Friday of Trump bragging about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women during a 2005 interview with former “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush that was caught on a hot microphone.

    During Sunday’s debate, Trump again brushed off the comments as “locker room talk.” The Trump campaign previously released an apology video Saturday in the wake of intensifying backlash from Republican leaders.

    “I’m not proud of it,” Trump said during the debate. “I apologized to my family. I apologized to the American people. Certainly Im not proud of it, but this is locker room talk.”

    After being pressed on the matter by moderator Anderson Cooper, Trump denied kissing or groping women without consent.

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    On Saturday, Kanellis-Bennett took to Twitter to slam the Republican for his offensive comments.

    “How can you make light of these comments,” she tweeted. “It’s been a horrible 24hrs for the women who have been affected by abusive comments and actions."

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