Trump denies knowing Lil Jon, who was on ‘Apprentice’; Omarosa and Twitter call him out

Trump denies knowing Lil Jon, who was on ‘Apprentice’; Omarosa and Twitter call him out

Twitter's having a field day after Trump denied knowing "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Lil Jon at the post-midterms press conference. The Commander-in-Chief was asked about accusations of racism, includingLil Jon's claim that Trump called him Uncle Tom. (Lil Jon appeared on the reality show with Trump, as a contestant, in 2011 and 2013.) The rapper addressed the incident in a statement shared to Twitter in 2016, the day a report on the same topic was published by The Daily Beast. "When this ‘Uncle Tom’ incident happened on 'Celebrity Apprentice' in the boardroom several of my cast mates and I addressed Mr. Trump immediately when we heard the comment,” the "Turn Down for What" artist wrote on Twitter. Vice editor Gabrielle Bluestone also shared a photo of Trump and the musician embracing, writing: "Trump: 'I don't know who Lil Jon is' ". "But he doesn't know who Lil Jon is?" the user tweeted, full of skepticism. "Trump: I don't know who @LilJon is," the person wrote, adding the GIF as a response for the "Reporter and Lil Jon". Contributing: Anika Reed More: Omarosa tells NPR she heard tape of Trump using the N-word, contradicting her book

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Twitter’s having a field day after Trump denied knowing “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant Lil Jon at the post-midterms press conference. USA TODAY

Despite being on “Celebrity Apprentice” with Lil Jon, the president denied knowing who the rapper/DJ was during a heated press conference Wednesday. The Commander-in-Chief was asked about accusations of racism, includingLil Jon’s claim that Trump called him Uncle Tom.

“I don’t know who Lil Jon is,” Trump fired back.

“He was on ‘The Apprentice,’ ” the reporter replied. (Lil Jon appeared on the reality show with Trump, as a contestant, in 2011 and 2013.)

“Oh, he was?” Trump asked. “OK. Oh, I see. I don’t know… I would never do that, and I don’t use racist remarks, and you know what, if I did, you would’ve known about it.”

Writing off the notion that there are tapes of him using racist language, Trump reiterated, “I have never used racist remarks.”

But Lil Jon has told a different story. The rapper addressed the incident in a statement shared to Twitter in 2016, the…

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