This is disgusting, no matter whose side you're on.
Piers Morgan has told The New York Post that fellow Celebrity Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth proposed a "showmance" with the America's Got Talent judge before the latest season of Donald Trump's reality show began.
"Quite early on, before the first challenge, Omarosa sidled up to me and said, in all seriousness, 'Do you want to have a showmance?'" Morgan said. "And I said, 'What is a showmance?' And she said, 'You know, a romance on the show. And then we can make lots of money out of it.'
And I just looked at her and I thought, 'What a pathetic creature.' And I said to her, 'You really are a deluded woman.'"
Of course, Omarosa has a different take on Morgan's story.
"The conversation did not go that way," she retorted, instead claiming he tried to take advantage of her status as a former The Apprentice first-season candidate and reality show retread.
"Piers started, early on, trying to jockey for position and trying to figure out how he could extend himself on the show," she said. "He started picking my brain about past seasons of The Apprentice and he asked me about [first-season contestants Amy Henry and Nick Warnock], about their relationship, and didn't I think that if they had stayed together, they could've done great things?"
"He said, 'I would do damn near anything to go to the end of this show.' And he said, 'Think about it: The two of us together would make a fierce team.' And I was looking at him, and his disgusting rotten yellow teeth, and I just couldn't believe it. I was completely disgusted by the idea."