The president is apparently missing his days on The Apprentice, where he was in front of cameras multiple hours a day, able to act any sort of way he wanted. This may be why Donald Trump has done more White House lawn interviews than any other president in history. He just loves the camera.
Seemingly oblivious to how repulsive he is to over half the country, Trump actually wants to be in the limelight, despite obvious body image issues.
After three years in office, Trump may have grown bored of his daily routine of tweeting, eating, tweeting, eating, then sleeping because it seems that he wants NBC cameras inside the White House, filming his shenanigans.
According to The Daily Beast:
According to three people with knowledge of the situation and another source close to Trump, Apprentice creator Mark Burnett and the president have sporadically kept in touch, mostly over the phone, since Trump won the election. The pair remain friends, these sources say, and have discussed reviving their creative partnership, pitching each other details on potential TV projects to be filmed after the Trump presidency.
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) November 7, 2019
One of the ideas kicked around by Burnett and the president was shooting a new version of the Trump-branded Apprentice, tentatively titled The Apprentice: White House, and to produce it shortly after the president leaves office. This time, however, the TV program would be explicitly politics-themed and take full advantage of Trump’s status as a former president of the United States and a newfound Republican kingmaker.
Wouldn’t that just be a national nightmare? Like the president needs any more opportunities to make an ass of himself on national television. This is no longer a private citizen whose actions only reflect on himself. This is the president of the United States; a man who has proven to be volatile for this country.
Mark Burnett is another vile traitor. https://t.co/tntp00Q1Yj
— Greg Olear (@gregolear) November 7, 2019
A source on the inside to The Daily Beast that “There have been several discussions between Burnett and Trump about The Apprentice: White House. It is something Burnett thinks could be a money-spinner and Trump is very keen on doing.”
I mean, we all know why it would make for good ratings trailing the era of Jerry Springer and Maury Povich, but why..how would this be allowed to happen?
The Beast explains the seriousness of Mark Burnett’s relationship with the president:
The relationship between Burnett and Trump has been an object of immense speculation and fascination since the former began his political rise.
Why doesn’t @MarkBurnettTV just start a reality game show where foreign leaders compete for U.S. economic and military assistance by making their best offer to the president for whatever he wants? Oh wait…. https://t.co/YnLKiduqjg
— Julian Zelizer (@julianzelizer) November 7, 2019
Their work together hit its peak in the early and mid-Aughts. And they grew so close that Burnett’s son Cameron was the ring-bearer at Trump’s 2005 wedding to Melania. During the campaign, Burnett faced intense pressure to release unaired footage of Apprentice tapings after it became clear that the behind-the-scenes drama showed Trump in a highly unfavorable light. The future president reportedly covered for actor Gary Busey after an alleged sexual-assault incident on-set, repeatedly called rapper Lil Jon an “Uncle Tom” on The Celebrity Apprentice, and mocked actress Marlee Matlin as “retarded” simply because she was deaf.
A reminder that Mark Burnett is still covering up racist and misogynistic Trump tapes.https://t.co/VqZ7KRdY1d
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) November 7, 2019
These two sound like a nightmare together. If Burnett still remains close with Trump after seeing his true colors during the filming to The Apprentice, then that speaks volumes of Burnett’s character, or lack thereof.
The weird part is that, right before Trump got elected in 2016, Burnett came out against the “hatred, division, and misogyny that has been a very unfortunate part of his campaign.”
Normally, that would be met with a brutal reaction from Trump, but the two are apparently still besties, so there must have been some ridiculous butt-kissing at some point.
Trump and Mark Burnett have been talking about post-WH shows. Among the ideas… “The Apprentice: White House”
Actually they should be talking where Trump will really be after he leaves the White House: “The Apprentice: Gitmo"
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) November 7, 2019
So, it’s pretty much not a very popular idea on Twitter, and I can’t even begin to imagine why. Think about the weird things Trump would be caught doing on camera. The White House would never be looked at the same.
Burnett’s team responded to the claims with:
“The quoted statements attributed to Mr. Burnett are absolutely false. Among other things, The president and Mr. Burnett have not discussed making television shows in any shape or form.”
People responding to the tweets above had mixed opinions about the move. Some were shocked that it was even being considered, while some thought it was utterly hilarious.
We saved all the best reactions for you below via screenshot: