In case (let’s hope not) that Donald Trump becomes the next US President, he might continue running his The Apprentice shows.
The news appeared for the first time in June on Vanity Fair and reports a conversation dating back to 2011 before Trump launched his bid to the White House.
Steve Burke, NBC Universal Chief Executive suggested, according to reporter Sarah Ellison that,
Trump should run for president. And on the off chance that he won, he would continue to star in ‘The Apprentice’ from within the White House.
In the meantime, NBC fired Trump in 2015 after he called Mexican immigrants “rapists.” And he is not going back, based on NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt’s declaration, “I have no idea if he has a future in television, but he would never be back on The Celebrity Apprentice if that’s the question. As long as I’m here.”
But Donald Trump might not be concerned at all about The Apprentice, nor about the White House.
Micheal Moore has an interesting theory on it, where Trump essentially started his campaign – which seemed rushed and unplanned at the time- to get better TV deals. And, caught by surprise by the popular support and by NBC dismissal, he is now trying to find a way out of his bid.
As Moore presented it, they are “all part of his new strategy to get the hell out of a race he never intended to see through to its end.” This would explain the consistently racist remarks, gaffes, and missteps.
Or, Trump just got entangled in the campaign while trying to strike a better contract for his TV career and all the racist remarks, gaffes, and missteps are just who he is as a person.
Vanity Fair has another compelling analysis: that Trump is using the campaign to jump-start an upcoming cable network. Based on the success of his campaign, Trump would be thinking of turning his voters into an audience.
Trump’s campaign has denied that this is the case,
There is absolutely no truth to this whatsoever. This hasn’t been even uttered. Not even thought about.
While it’s true Mr. Trump garners exceptionally high ratings, there are absolutely no plans or discussions taking place regarding a venture of this nature.
But if Trump plans to launch his own cable TV, this would also explain his relentless efforts in confronting almost every media outlet. His war on the press is surely triggered by the criticism he receives, but the more Trump convinces his supporters that there is a media conspiracy against him, the more audience he garners for his potential new TV.
But Trump is unpredictable, so no one really knows what he is thinking about at any given point in time. Hence, as reported by Vanity Fair, the sharp and spot-on remark of one entertainment executive
[Launching a cable channel] It’s a fool’s errand. But then again, we are talking about Donald Trump.
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