Schwarzenegger hits back at Trump, says 'let's switch jobs'

| Updated: Feb 03, 2017 12:04 IST

Washington D.C., [U.S.], Feb. 3 (ANI): Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is the current host of "Celebrity Apprentice" is locked in a fierce battle with the former host of the show and current President of the United States Donald Trump. During remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, Trump had said that he wanted to "pray for Arnold" due to Schwarzenegger bringing in low ratings on "The Celebrity Apprentice." In response, Schwarzenegger suggested in a short clip posted to social media that the two swap roles, CNN reports. "Hey Donald, I have a great idea. Why don't we switch jobs?" Schwarzenegger said. "You take over TV because you're such an expert on ratings and I take over your job and then people can finally sleep comfortably again." A spokesman for Schwarzenegger, Daniel Ketchell, spoke in detail on the former governor's remarks in a statement. "Arnold is praying that President Trump can start improving his own approval ratings, which were the worst in history for an incoming President, by taking his job seriously and working inclusively," Ketchell told CNN. Schwarzenegger was announced as Trump's replacement on the show in September 2015, after Trump decided to run for office. Trump praised Schwarzenegger at the time, saying on Twitter, "Congrats to my friend @Schwarzenegger who is doing next season's Celebrity Apprentice. He'll be great & will raise lots of $ for charity." However, Trump's tone did not match his earlier exuberance on Thursday. "The ratings went right down the tubes," Trump said at the breakfast. "It has been a disaster." Trump then said to the audience, "I want to just pray for Arnold ... for those ratings." The President called out Schwarzenegger when the new host brought in smaller viewership for the premiere of the new season than Trump had in his final season as host. "Wow, the ratings are in and Arnold Schwarzenegger got "swamped" (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT," Trump had tweeted last month. (ANI)
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