The 32-year-old reality star is the latest celebrity to be on the receiving end of Donald Trump's derogatory comments, after Celebrity Apprentice staffers came forward last week to claim that the presidential hopeful called her a "fat piglet" and looked for any reason to get her off the show.
"He said, 'Why don't we fire Khloe? She is a fat piglet,'" a Celebrity Apprentice source told the Huffington Post, claiming that Trump asked: "Why did we get the ugly Kardashian?"
But while Kardashian finds Trump's remarks "cruel," she's choosing not to let them get her down.
"I didn't think he was saying those things about me," she told the Los Angeles Times while promoting her new denim line, Good American, on Monday. "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."
"It's not cool or appropriate for any person, male or female, to judge someone by their looks. I find it really cruel. It's wild,"she continued, before declaring that she doesn't let comments like Trump's affect her. "I'm a tough cookie, so something he said -- that's not gonna bother me."
"Ninety percent of the time, [criticism] doesn't bother me. I'm not sure why. I think I'm just in my own world," she explained. "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."
Kardashian may not have known what Trump was saying about her behind the scenes, but that didn't stop her from "hating every minute" of her time working with the 70-year-old Republican nominee on Celebrity Apprentice.
"I didn't care to do Celebrity Apprentice," the 32-year-old admitted during an appearance on Chelseain July. "My mom made me do it. I hated every minute of it."