President-elect Trump trashes Arnold Schwarzenegger for ‘Apprentice’ ratings

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President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his "thank you" tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina. Trump appeared disciplined -- much unlike past campaign rallies when he broke from his talking points to makes news -- and stayed mostly on script during his rally.

NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump has called out Arnold Schwarzenegger for failing to match the ratings he received when he was the host of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”

In a series of tweets,  Mr. Trump said that Schwarzenegger “got ‘swamped’ (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine DJT.”

Slamming Schwarzenegger is an odd move, considering President-elect Trump has kept the title of the executive producer for the NBC reality series.

Schwarzenegger debuted as the host of Mr. Trump’s former hit series on Monday. The new series premiere averaged 4.9 million viewers. That was down compared to the 6.5 million viewers who tuned in two years ago to Trump’s final season premiere as host.

2 comments

  • Flo Regan

    Of course he wouldn’t admit that it has nothing to do with Arnold. I did not watch it to even see how Arnold did and I won’t watch because he is associated with the show. I did watch previous seasons but that was before I knew what an idiot Trump is

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