This Is How Much Time Donald Trump Will Spend Working on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’
Well, according to the president-elect himself, he won’t have time. In fact, he tweeted he will spend “zero time” working on the reality TV show that made him famous, despite having a “big stake in it.”
I have NOTHING to do with The Apprentice except for fact that I conceived it with Mark B & have a big stake in it. Will devote ZERO TIME!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2016
Trump tweeted earlier, “Reports by @CNN that I will be working on The Apprentice during my Presidency, even part time, are rediculous & untrue – FAKE NEWS!” He later deleted that tweet and posted a new one with the correct spelling of the word “ridiculous.” We can’t make this stuff up.
Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway on Friday defended Trump’s decision to stay on as an executive producer for the show. Speaking with CNN, she indicated Trump is conferring with experts about “what he is allowed to do and not do as president of the United States … If [serving as executive producer on Celebrity Apprentice] is one of the approved activities, then perhaps he’ll consider staying on.”
Conway added, “Were we so concerned about the hours and hours and hours spent on the golf course by the current president? I mean presidents have a right to do things in their spare time or their leisure time. I mean nobody objects to that. Whether it’s President Obama or President Donald Trump, the idea that these men are going to be all work and nothing else all the time is just unrealistic because it’s never happened in our lifetimes.”
We are just imagining SNL’s Kate McKinnon as Conway saying this.