Trump Reportedly Considering New Reality Show: 'The Apprentice: White House'
President Donald Trump was not happy about leaving showbiz behind to enter American politics and has reminisced about his television days often since taking over the Oval Office.
Now, The Daily Beast reports that Trump is eager to return to reality television once his presidency has ended — and he and Apprentice creator Mark Burnett reportedly have tossed around some ideas over the past few years.
In the running? The Apprentice: White House, according to those familiar with the pair’s discussions.
This iteration of Trump’s show would be filmed after he leaves office and “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.”
An individual 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.”
Another source said Trump and Burnett did talk about doing an Apprentice: White House but added that “as far as I know, the discussion did not go far.”
The White House did not provide a statement for the story, but a spokesman for Burnett said: “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.”
Trump recently lambasted former President Barack Obama for his deal with Netflix, suggesting the arrangement involved some type of corruption, despite taking place after Obama left office.