Six former cast members of “The Apprentice,” all black, are condemning their former boss as a presidential candidate. Donald Trump fired back against what he called “failing wannabes.”

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, on Jan. 26, 2016. Photo by Scott Morgan via Reuters
“How quickly they forget,” Trump said in a statement. “Nobody would know who they are if it weren’t for me. They just want to get back into the limelight like they had when they were with Trump. Total dishonesty and disloyalty.”

The former NBC reality show figures denouncing Trump are Kwame Jackson, Tara Dowdell, Marshawn Evans Daniels and Dr. Randal Pinkett (Season 4 winner). Others at Friday’s press event were Kevin Allen and James Sun.

“We acknowledge Donald’s success as a businessman, and genuinely appreciate the opportunity ‘The Apprentice’ afforded all of us,” Pinkett said. “We, however, strongly condemn Donald’s campaign of sexism, xenophobia, racism, violence and hate.”

As reported: “For more than an hour, the former Apprentice contestants stood behind a scuffed lectern and read eloquent, forceful anti-Trump invective.

“Many noted their disappointment that Trump, whom they once admired as a businessman and looked to as a mentor, has turned into such a divisive figure. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde were invoked multiple times in this analogy.”

Trump later said: “They should be careful or I’ll play hours of footage of them individually praising me.”

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