Trump's 'Apprentice' Hopefuls Had to Agree to Bare All
What makes a good CEO? One might think an innovative idea, sharp marketing skills and infinite capital are contenders, but according to the Republican presidential nominee's former reality show, we should add a willingness to bare all, and he's not talking about our souls. According to an NBC contract for "The Apprentice" obtained by the Daily Beast, Trump's apprentice hopefuls agreed to be filmed, "whether I am clothed, partially clothed or naked, whether I am aware or unaware of such videotaping, filming or recording.”
While it's unknown whether the clause was created by Trump himself, it's not out of character for the man who once said to Esquire, about women in media, "You know, it doesn't really matter what [they] write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass," or who said on "The View," " if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps, I would be dating her. (The Telegraph has a convenient Donald Trump Sexism Tracker for more jewels like this.)
The Daily Beast also uncovered a contestant application that started off harmlessly enough, with questions about favorite movies and what political office the applicant would run for and why, before slipping in that, by the way, they would have to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases including, “HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HPV, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes," because why not be as horribly invasive as possible even before the cameras start rolling? Oh, and forget about having control over your own sex life while filming because, "Producer may impose one or more Series Rules regarding the type of sexual activity, if any, that participants will be permitted to engage in.”
The ultimate insult in the contract, possibly worse than nudity, mandatory STD testing, and being within five feet of Trump? Luggage requirements. The contract states that contestants could bring only, "a maximum of two pieces of luggage" with their "personal belongings…restricted to personal clothing and personal hygiene products" that would have to be "pre-approved" by the producer.
They must have prayed NBC's rules were looser than the TSAs. Read the entire article.