At Thursday's annual National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump kicked off his speech by asking religious leaders to pray for Arnold Schwarzenegger's Apprentice ratings, as well as bragging about his own.
He’s a special, special friend, Mark Burnett, for the wonderful introduction. So true. So true. I said to the agent, I’m sorry. The only thing wrong, I got on the phone, fired him myself, because he said you don’t want to do it, it’ll never work, it’ll never work. My agent said it will never work, you don’t want to do it. But I really fired him after it became the number one show. It became so successful and he wanted a commission…that’s what I really said. But we have tremendous success on The Apprentice. When I ran for president, I had to leave the show. That’s when I knew for sure I was doing it. They hired a big, big movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to take my place. And we know how that turned out. The ratings went right down the tubes. It’s been a total disaster. And Mark will never, ever bet against Trump again. And I want to just pray for Arnold, if we can, for those ratings. But we’ve have had an amazing life together, the last 14 years. An outstanding man. Thank you for introducing me. Appreciate it. It’s a great honor.
Less than an hour later, Schwarzenegger fired back with a video of his own, in which he suggested they "switch jobs."
This isn't the first time the two, who've both served as reality TV hosts and Republican politicans, have duked it out over show ratings.
In response to the then president-elect, Schwarzenegger — dare I say — terminated him. (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
All in all, people truly can't believe the wild times we're living in.
Julia Reinstein is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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