‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Contestant Defends Trump ➠ ‘On Her Knees’ Comment Taken Out Of Context
A former “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant and Playboy Playmate who was the subject of the “on her knees” remark made by GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump is coming to his defense.
During the Republican presidential debate Thursday, Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked Trump to respond to his comment made during a segment his reality show that it would be “a pretty picture to see her on her knees,” referring to Brande Roderick, a contestant.
In a telephone interview on MSNBC’s “Live with Thomas Roberts” Friday, Roderick said she didn’t even recall the incident.
“Like him, I didn’t even remember him saying that,” Roderick said. “I’ve always had a positive experience around Donald. He’s always been encouraging. He’s never been disrespectful to me.”
She added that Trump’s remark wasn’t made out of desrespect, but rather an attempt at humor.
“I don’t condone men being derogatory, but I think he’s just on television. He’s trying to be funny. He didn’t mean anything horrible by it.”