Bill Pruitt, one of the producers of the reality TV show The Apprentice in the 90s, has recently confessed in an essay published on Thursday that the tapes allegedly containing Donald Trump using the n-word will never be discovered. In his essay, which was published by the news and commentary website, Pruitt reiterated his decade-old claim that Trump used the offensive term in a conversation with producers that was recorded. Pruitt not only admitted that his recollection of the events was not an exact quote, but he also offered no explanation for his belief that the tapes would never surface.

Pruitt wrote (emphasis added), “Nobody heard the racist and misogynistic comments or saw the alleged cheating, the bluffing, or his hair taking off in the wind. Those tapes, I’ve come to believe, will never be found.”

Pruitt’s allegations regarding Trump’s use of a racial slur coincide with President Joe Biden’s efforts to strengthen his dwindling support within the black community. Supporters of Biden within the black community enthusiastically shared Pruitt’s article on various social media platforms, alleging that Trump made derogatory remarks.

Democrat political commentator Bakari Sellers took to X to say:

Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung was quick to fire back:

“Prove it, bitch. You can’t, because it’s a fake and bullshit story your dumb ass is peddling because Biden is hemorrhaging support from Black Americans.”