There have been many, many revelations about the Trump administration in the past 24 hours. But that doesn't mean news about 'The Apprentice' isn't still worth contemplating. According to onetime 'Celebrity Apprentice' contestant Clay Aiken, Trump wasn't actually the man behind the decisions during his 11 years on the show.
“Trump didn’t decide who got fired on ‘Apprentice,’ I mean, NBC made those decisions,” Aiken revealed to Domecast, a podcast from North Carolina’s News & Observer newspaper. As The Hill reports, Aiken went into detail about the show's production process. His account does little to corroborate with Trump's boasts about his time on the show.
“There used to be a little thing right on his desk that looked like a phone — he pretended it was a phone — but it was actually a teleprompter where the producers were sending him notes,” said Aiken. “He didn't know that people were getting in fights during the week while we were doing these tasks, the producers did. And they'd send him notes and he'd say, ‘Oh you two didn't get along.’”