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Trump Jabs Schwarzenegger Over Show Ratings

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This file combination of pictures created on January 6, 2017 shows recent pictures of US actor and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger (L) and US President Elect Donald Trump.

U.S. President Donald Trump weighed in on his former television show again Thursday during comments at a National Prayer Breakfast.

Trump was highly critical of new “The Celebrity Apprentice” star, actor and former California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, calling the show a “total disaster.”



"I want to pray for Arnold's ratings," the president said. The comment elicited some laughter from the audience.

The comments came after Trump was introduced by the show's creator, Mark Burnett, whom he called a "special, special friend," and cited the "tremendous success" the two had with the show.

Schwarzenegger was quick to respond via a short video clip posted on Twitter in which he suggested the two switch jobs.



"You take over TV, cause you're such an expert in ratings, and I take over your job," he said, "and then people can finally sleep comfortably again."

This was not the first time Trump has mentioned his old show. Earlier this month, he made derisive remarks about the show’s ratings under Schwarzenegger.

Schwarzenegger responded to that jab as well, wishing the then president-elect “the best of luck” on a Twitter post.

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