Donald Trump continues to offend people with lewd comments. This time, the Republican presidential hopeful reportedly called Lil Jon an “Uncle Tom” while filming the All-Star Celebrity Apprentice back in 2013.
According to The Daily Beast, Jon was dressed up like Uncle Sam for that day’s challenge and when Trump heard about the costume he jokingly said that he was dressed like “Uncle Tom” – allegedly. Three Apprentice staff members confirmed to the Daily Beast that the incident did occurred.
One staffer told the news website that Trump appeared to have no idea that the phrase is derogatory to black people. “He just couldn’t grasp that it was offensive…When [Trump] decides he wants to do something, that’s his way,” the staffer said.
This adds to the long list of kerfuffles Trump has been involved in regarding his comments about women, people of color and war veterans. Recently, producer Mike Dean poke fun at Trump for his lewd “Grab them by the p—-” remark.
Lil Jon has since responded to The Daily Beast report and revealed that Trump indeed called the rapper an Uncle Tom. But he and the other cast members did addressed him accordingly about his remark. Read his tweet below:
— LILJON (@LilJon) October 15, 2016