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Penn Jillette says Trump made 'racially insensitive remarks' while he was on 'The Apprentice'

Posted at 6:00 AM, Aug 15, 2018

Las Vegas magician and resident headliner Penn Jillette is claiming he heard President Donald Trump make "racially insensitive remarks" during his time on the show "Celebrity Apprentice."

Jillette, who has performed in Las Vegas for 25 years, appeared on the reality television show in 2012. 

Jillette's revelation happened during an interview with Vulture.

He stopped short of confirming details of Trump's alleged comments, specifically the claim that the President used the N-word during the production of the show.

Jillette also said that the two hours that he spent with Trump every day was like "ten minutes with fingernails on a chalkboard."

He also confirmed that there are tapes that confirm President Trump made the comments.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has said that she can't guarantee that the tapes won't reveal Trump used the word.

13 Action News reached out to Jillette for a comment. His spokesperson replied:

Penn Jillette is still on vacation as Teller recovers from back surgery. The show reopens on Saturday.  As he alway has, Penn gave an open and truthful interview about his experiences on "The Celebrity Apprentice."

Jillette is also an author and filmmaker. He performs with fellow magician Teller at the Rio hotel-casino. They've also been featured in numerous stage and television shows such as "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" and "Penn & Teller: Bullshit."