Thursday, February 2, 2017
America's White House defends president Donald Trump's at National Prayer Breakfast asking to pray for The Apprentice ratings and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
America's president Donald Trump, who also remains in conflict of interest as a producer on the reality TV show The Apprentice, used the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday in America to ask religious leaders and diplomats to pray for Arnold Schwarzenegger and The Apprentice.
Arnold Schwarzenneger took over Donald Trump's role in the show in the latest season of the Mark Burnett produced show broadcast on America's NBC network, although Donald Trump retains a TV producer credit on the show behind the scene.
At the National Prayer Breakfast Donald Trump said "We had tremendous success on The Apprentice and, when I ran for president, I had to leave the show".
"And they hired a big, big movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger to take my place. And we know how that turned out. The ratings went right down the tubes. It's been a total disaster."
"Mark will never, ever bet against Trump again. And I want to just pray for Arnold, if we can. For those ratings. Okay?".
Arnold Schwarzenegger's publicist said: "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."
At the White House press briefing, combative Sean Spicer who is now Donald Trump's press secretary, defended the American president's remarks when he was asked if the National Prayer Breakfast was an appropriate venue for Donald Trump to talk about The Apprentice.
Sean Spicer said the "totality of his remarks" at the National Prayer Breakfast "were absolutely beautiful".