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Trump fired wrestler for ‘locker room talk’

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U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton slams rival Donald Trump for characterizing his lewd comments about women as locker room banter.

Wrestler Maria Kanellis was fired on Celebrity Apprentice for ‘locker room talk.’ Picture: Instagram

DONALD Trump once fired a Celebrity Appentice contestant for ‘locker room talk’ that was disparaging of Australia’s own celebrity chef Curtis Stone.

In 2010 he rebuked professional wrestler Maria Kanellis for using the word “crap.”

Trump is under fire for a 2005 tape in which he was caught by a hot mic suggesting he can get away with sexually assaulting women because he is a star.

Donald Trump engaged in the ‘locker room talk’ with television host Billy Bush. Picture: Getty

Donald Trump engaged in the ‘locker room talk’ with television host Billy Bush. Picture: GettySource:Getty Images

In his defence he suggested that he never engaged in the behaviour he talked about on the tape and argued that it was just “locker room talk.”

Kanellis clashed with Stone during the season and Trump sided with the celebrity chef.

“The reason why I said you were so arrogant was because you came in our dressing room and you took a crap and left the stench in the room,” she said to Stone.

Trump wasn’t having it, calling the talk “disgusting.”

“That’s a little below the belt, Maria, don’t you think?” he said. “This is my boardroom. It’s not a locker room. You’re fired,” he added.

Donald Trump with some of his Celebrity Apprentice contestants including Maria Kanellis (third from left) and Curtis Stone (second from right). Picture: Mitch Haaseth

Donald Trump with some of his Celebrity Apprentice contestants including Maria Kanellis (third from left) and Curtis Stone (second from right). Picture: Mitch HaasethSource:Supplied

“I apologise to the American people. Certainly I’m not proud of it. But this is locker room talk,” he said in Sunday’s presidential debate.

Trump’s comments have resulted in about 40 Republicans either revoking their endorsement or calling for the billionaire to drop out of the race.