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Donald Trump Says Reports About His Celebrity Apprentice Role Are ‘Fake News’

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President-elect Donald Trump wants to assure you — yes, you — that all of this talk about him working on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice while in office is a big load of stinkin’ lies. Following reports that Trump will be keeping his Celebrity Apprentice executive-producer credit when the show returns in January with Arnold Schwarzenegger as host, Trump took to Twitter where else? to clear the air about his role and simultaneously slam the media. “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!” Trump tweeted early Saturday morning. “Reports by @CNN that I will be working on The Apprentice during my Presidency, even part time, are ridiculous & untrue - FAKE NEWS!” The second tweet came hours after the first one, as Trump originally misspelled the word “ridiculous” as “rediculous” and deleted the tweet containing the typo to re-post a corrected version. NBC has yet to comment on Trump’s role, and it’s also unclear whether, and how much, Trump will be paid for his executive-producer credit in the series.

Trump Says He’ll Devote Zero Time to Apprentice