Trump mocks Schwarzenegger for ‘Apprentice’ ratings

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President-elect Donald Trump on Friday took to Twitter to poke at his reality TV replacement.

Trump tweeted that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s debut as host of “New Celebrity Apprentice” got “destroyed” in the ratings compared with previous seasons.

“Wow, the ratings are in and Arnold Schwarzenegger got ‘swamped’ (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT,” Trump said in a tweet on Friday.

“So much for … being a movie star-and that was season 1 compared to season 14. Now compare him to my season 1. But who cares, he supported [John] Kasich & Hillary [Clinton].”
{mosads}Monday’s “New Celebrity Apprentice” premiere drew 4.9 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic — a 44 percent drop compared to the 2015 season premiere, according to Time magazine.
Trump hosted the show for 14 seasons, from 2004 until he launched his presidential campaign in mid-2015.
The president-elect kept the title of executive producer on the show, with his credit appearing on Monday’s episode.
Schwarzenegger, a Republican, endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich during the GOP presidential primaries. He said in a statement in October that he wouldn’t vote for Trump, noting it was his first presidential campaign not backing a Republican.
Schwarzenegger’s 2003 election as California governor was often cited during Trump’s campaign as proof that voters could get behind a celebrity with no political experience.
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