For a guy who adopted “You’re fired!” as a trademark catchphrase, this is pretty surprising. But maybe it shouldn’t be..
According to onetime ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ contestant Clay Aiken, Donald Trump didn’t actually decide who was let go on the NBC reality show. In an interview with Domecast, Aiken recently dished on what went on behind the scenes. What was the take from the singer, famous for his runner-up spot on the second season of ‘American Idol’? Donald was a puppet. It was the producers calling the shots.
Aiken says Trump was fed lines and notes by producers through a dummy phone. “There used to be a little thing 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, who competed on the show in 2012. “He didn’t know that people were getting in fights during the week while we were doing the tasks, the producers did. And they’d send him notes and he’d say, ‘Oh, you two didn’t get along’.”
Interesting. No word on any kind of response from Trump to Aiken’s comments……something tells me, he’d simply brush it aside as “fake news”. ~ Jason