Donald Trump Slates Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Ratings For Celebrity Apprentice
President-elect Donald Trump is starting the year off making more enemies. His latest feud sees him slate Arnold Schwarzenegger, the new host of Celebrity Apprentice.
After seeing the reality show’s current ratings, Trump slammed Schwarzenegger for the low ratings on the NBC program that Trump himself used to present. He took to Twitter to bash Arnold’s new TV role:
Wow, the ratings are in and Arnold Schwarzenegger got ‘swamped’ (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT. So much for being a movie star-and that was season 1 compared to season 14. Now compare him to my season 1. But who cares, he supported Kasich & Hillary.
This year’s Celebrity Apprentice debuted on January 2 with 4.9 million viewers – a huge drop from last year’s opening night ratings of 6.8 million viewers, which was of course hosted by Trump.
Actor and businessman Arnold, aged 69, used his famous Terminator catchphrase ‘you’re terminated’, putting a unique twist on his role as host.
This year’s star-studded line up includes the likes of Laila Ali, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Boy George, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Kyle Richards and Porsha Williams, as well as Tyra Banks, Warren Buffett, Steve Ballmer, Jessica Alba and the star’s nephew Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger.
The 70-year old politician, who will take up office and move into the White House on January 20, supposedly still has credits from the show.
Trump’s name appeared on the closing credit of Monday’s show, despite him claiming he has nothing to do with the show anymore.
Schwarzenegger hasn’t kept quiet about Trump’s bold tweets – hitting back at the new President on Twitter:
I wish you the best of luck and I hope you’ll work for ALL of the American people as aggressively as you worked for your ratings.
He took his comments one step further by posting a video message of him reading out Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address telling Trump ‘I hope this inspires you.’
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) January 6, 2017