Gingrich: It's 'weird' for Trump to keep 'Celebrity Apprentice' executive producer role

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“He doesn’t need to have his name in print. Donald J. Trump is going to be the executive producer of a thing called the American government and he is going to have this huge TV show called leading the world,” the former Speaker told Fox News, as reported by POLITICO. “He ought to just relax and give executive producer to Eric or Donald [Jr.] or Ivanka and keep moving forward.”

Top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said Friday morning Trump will continue executive producing “Celebrity Apprentice” during his “spare time” as president.

Conway told CNN on Friday she is “doubtful” Trump will collect a salary from the position.

“I think he is still going through some transition things here where it hasn’t quite sunk in totally,” Gingrich said. “This is the hardest, biggest, secular job in the world. Only the pope rivals it and the pope has a kind of help that Trump can’t count on.”