Oh, this is rich! I love this bit of news.
President-elect Donald Trump helped create the show, did Obama give up residuals on his books, or Reagan on his movies after they got elected. He isn’t actually still doing work on the show duh
Expect CNN and MSNBC to hit the ground running with experts on top of experts including lawyers paid by these networks to rip Trump for keeping his name on the show.
Donald Trump will remain an exec producer on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” which is returning Jan. 2 after a two-year hiatus with new host Arnold Schwarzenegger.
MGM confirmed to Variety that Trump has retained his EP credit on the series. The president-elect’s status on the 15th season of the reality series that made him a household name has been a question since Trump launched his presidential campaign in June 2015. In the credit sequence, Trump’s name will air after that of “Apprentice” creator Mark Burnett and before Schwarzenegger, who is also an exec producer of the new incarnation along with Page Feldman and Eric Van Wagenen.
The larger issue for MGM, NBC, and the White House is the payment that Trump will receive for the series. It’s unclear what his per-episode fee is, but it is likely to be in the low five-figures, at minimum. NBC has ordered eight episodes of “The New Celebrity Apprentice.” Trump’s fees will be paid through MGM, the production entity on the show, not NBC. MGM declined to comment on the financial terms of Trump’s deal. A spokeswoman for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment. NBC declined to comment.
“a sitting president will be on the payroll of a current TV show ” https://t.co/yo1zeU4Vhv
— Robert Loerzel (@robertloerzel) December 8, 2016
Get over it liberals. Trump is the next president, and things are changing.
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