Conway 'just kidding' about Trump working on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Conway 'just kidding' about Trump working on 'Celebrity Apprentice'
© Getty Images

Kellyanne Conway said Thursday she was joking when she said President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview MORE would work on the "The Celebrity Apprentice" in his spare time. 

"I was kidding, OK? Any free time he has, he works. He works. I promise," the top Trump aide said to reporters at Trump Tower.

ADVERTISEMENT

The president-elect will retain an executive producer credit for the reality show after taking office. 

Conway suggested to CNN last week that Trump would work on the show in his "spare time." 

“I mean, presidents have a right to do things in their spare time or their leisure time. I mean, nobody objects to that," she said. 
 
But Trump followed up on Twitter, saying his involvement will be nothing more than a title.
 
“I have NOTHING to do with The Apprentice except for fact that I conceived it with Mark B & have a big stake in it. Will devote ZERO TIME!” he wrote Saturday.
 
Variety reported last Thursday that Trump's executive producer credit will likely garner him a low five-figure fee per episode, which will be paid by the production company, MGM, rather than by NBC. 
 
The show is set to return on Jan. 2 after a two-year hiatus with new host Arnold Schwarzenegger.