Keshia Knight Pulliam found herself in the unenviable position of being the first person fired from Celebrity Apprentice last night, Jan. 4, and the reason she was cut so quickly is raising eyebrows this morning. The show was actually filmed in May 2014, several months before the sexual abuse scandal surrounding Bill Cosby would reignite and threaten to destroy his career. But it was because Pulliam did not call Cosby for a donation that she was ultimately fired and Donald Trump's support of the man was epic.
The final few minutes in the boardroom were pretty awkward for everyone watching, as Trump grilled Pulliam on her choice not to reach out to Cosby.
"Did you call Bill?" Trump asked her.
"I did not," Pulliam said, crying. "I have not talked to Bill Cosby on the phone in I don't know how long. So for me to pick up the phone, having not talked to you for five years, except for when we run into each other for a Cosby event — I feel that's not my place to do."
"I really believe, if you'd called that gentleman, he would've helped you, even if you hadn't spoken to him in years, because you were an amazing team with one of the most successful shows ever. So I think it would've been a very good call to make for charity. But you have to take responsibility. I think you agree with that," said Trump.
But here's the thing: Trump's praise of the man who has been vilified by a multitude of accusers could have been edited just a bit to take into consideration how far the man has fallen. Instead, he allowed it all to air, which basically is being seen as his way of supporting the actor.
Do you think those moments should have been toned down, or did Trump purposely leave them in as a show of support? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.