Trump misses being on The Apprentice and is already mulling the idea of doing The Apprentice: White House if he loses in 2020.
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.
“There have been several discussions between Burnett and Trump about The Apprentice: White House,” a person with knowledge of the situation told The Daily Beast. “It is something Burnett thinks could be a money-spinner and Trump is very keen on doing.”
Trump is already planning what he will do after he leaves office, which is odd for a president who is running for a second term. It has been widely reported that Trump hates being president, and is depressed. He called the White House a dump and wants to return to his old life.
The plans for The Apprentice: White House sounds a lot like the idea of Trump TV that Trump was tossing around before the 2016 election. If Donald Trump loses the 2020 election, he is not going away. Instead, he will go back to being a cheesy D-List celebrity that will be appearing on a television near you in a new bad reality TV show.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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