Friday, January 6, 2017

Some Twisted Logic From Donald Trump Re: The Celebrity Apprentice

I am not watching The Celebrity Apprentice this season.

Not because I don't like Arnold Schwarzenegger. I don't really have an opinion on him in any direction.

I didn't watch because I feel like Donald Trump is involved with the show more than he's letting on, and as our president-elect, he's got other things to focus on. And I never did watch it for Donald Trump, I watched it because I liked the show.

No big deal, aside from when I was so tempted to flip over the channel during the season premiere.

Whether you're pro-Trump or anti-Trump, he is retaining executive producer credit on the reality show, and while I logically understand he can do this with literally no involvement, it still bugs me. So I chose not to watch. Unfortunately, Trump mistook the lack of viewership for support of himself and a statement against Mr. Schwarzenegger.

Per the 

Trump couldn't resist taking a dig at his successor on The Celebrity Apprentice days after the latest Nielsen ratings showed that Schwarzenegger's New Celebrity Apprentice reboot failed to attract the same number of viewers as The Donald's version.
The Terminator star's debut as host this past Monday on NBC was watched by 4.9million viewers compared to Trump's 6.5million viewers who tuned in to the season premiere in 2015.
'Wow, the ratings are in and Arnold Schwarzenegger got 'swamped' (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT,' Trump tweeted, using the initials of his full name to drive home the point.
Trump went on to say that the failure was because Arnold Schwarzenegger supported other candidates in the presidential election. Fortunately, The Terminator star kept it classy and told Donald that he hopes the former reality star will work hard for the American people, like he did for his ratings.

It's going to be an interesting four years! On Twitter, at least, where Trump does a bulk of his communication.

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