Just a day after one of his advisers defended Donald Trump for keeping his role as an executive on Celebrity Apprentice even after becoming president, the Republican attacked CNN on social media for reporting the news.
Immediately after the information made way to the public – that he will continue to be involved in the makings of the reality show, Trump went to Twitter to vehemently deny the allegations, stating:
“I have NOTHING to do with The Apprentice except for fact that I conceived it with Mark B [Burnett] & have a big stake in it. Will devote ZERO TIME!” he posted. “Reports by @CNN that I will be working on The Apprentice during my Presidency, even part time, are rediculous [sic] & untrue – FAKE NEWS!”
Donald Trump has starred in The Apprentice for seven seasons before quitting the show in 2015 when he announced his candidature. His tweet denying his involvement in the show after becoming president differs completely from what his chief campaign adviser Kellyanne Conway stated on Friday.
Conway even compared Trump working to Obama golfing. “Were we so concerned about the hours and hours and hours spent on the golf course of the current president? I mean presidents have a right to do things in their spare time.”
“Whether it’s President Obama or President Donald Trump, the idea that these men are going to be all work and nothing else all the time is just unrealistic because it’s never happened in our lifetimes,” Conway explained, adding that work is Trump’s hobby.
Just last month Trump said he would leave his business behind in order to focus on his presidential tasks. “I will be holding a major news conference in New York City with my children on December 15 to discuss the fact that I will be leaving my great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country in order to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”