Shaking off the negativity. Khloé Kardashian hit back at Donald Trump after a report claimed that the Republican presidential nominee called her “the ugly Kardashian” and a “fat piglet” during her stint on season 8 of The Apprentice in 2009.

Multiple staffers from The Apprentice told The Huffington Post that the Strong Looks Better Naked author, 32, was fired because of her appearance. (Kardashian was cut on the sixth episode.) “He basically wanted to just get rid of her,” one editor on the show alleged, claiming that Trump said, “What is this? We can’t even get the hot one?”

Another Apprentice source told The Huffington Post, “When they fired [her], it wasn’t on merit. It was on him not liking her.” 

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star told the Los Angeles Times on Monday, October 17, that whether or not the story is true, the former Apprentice host has made many “derogatory” remarks about women. "I didn’t think he was saying those things about me,” she said. “But he says those comments about a lot of women — really derogatory things. Someone who is that simplistic to judge things off of surface is not someone I want running my country.”

Kardashian, who has vocally supported Trump’s Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, continued, “It’s not cool or appropriate for any person, male or female, to judge someone else by their looks. I find it really cruel. It’s wild.” 

The Good American Denim fashion designer never meshed with the business mogul anyway. “I’m very good on energy, and I just never really vibed with him from the start,” she said.

However, she isn’t letting the presidential hopeful’s alleged fat-shaming remarks get to her. “I’m a tough cookie, so something that he said — that's not gonna bother me,” she told the online news site. “Ninety percent of the time, [criticism] doesn’t bother me. I’m not sure why. I think I’m just in my own world. But I believe that's why [those incidents] happen to me, because I can take it. If that’s what it takes to get even just this little group of people to realize how shady and bad and negative that one person is, I can take it.”

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