Awkward: Donald Trump's 'Celebrity Apprentice' replacement will be sitting front row at Wednesday's debate.
Even the Donald has to admit that as far as cross-promotional marketing goes, this is great.
In case you hadn't heard, it was announced today that former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be taking over Donald Trump's hosting gig on the improbably-popular Celebrity Apprentice game show. The Trump campaign had this to say: "As of today, Donald J. Trump is no longer affiliated with NBC. Mr. Trump stands by his statements on illegal immigration, which are accurate. NBC is weak, and like everybody else is trying to be politically correct—that is why our country is in serious trouble."
Okay. Sure. I guess. As eloquent as Trump's statement was, it leaves a lot of room for beef, and all eyes will be on Trump when Gov. Schwarzenegger sits front and center during Wednesday's Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. According to TMZ, Schwarzenegger's attendance at the event was known to NBC at the time of the announcement, and the timing is "not accidental." Sources claim the two will probably talk away from the cameras. Which doesn't really sound like either of those gentlemen, or what anyone is hoping for. Personally, I'm hoping Arnold becomes Trump's new Rosie O'Donnell for the evening.