Published Jul 12, 2017Before he was threatening the very future of the human race from the White House, boss baby Donald Trump did damage in the realm of reality TV. Of course we all remember the loud, angry acumen he put on display in The Apprentice when he fired people for, uh, misrepresenting the M&Ms brand or whatever. Apparently, however, the Donald wasn't even making those boardroom decisions.
Clay Aiken is a man who knows a thing or two about reality TV, having gotten his start on American Idol before appearing on The Celebrity Apprentice in 2012. According to Aiken, Trump was not actually deciding who to fire at the end of each episode.
"He didn't make those decisions, he didn't fire those people," Aiken said on a recent episode of the Domecast podcast. The pop performer added that Trump took instructions through a teleprompter on his desk that was disguised to look like a telephone.
Aiken added that he's certain that not much has changed in Trump's day-to-day business. "The man as president definitely has a teleprompter sitting on his desk right now, with people telling him, 'such and such is in the health care bill,'" Aiken said. "I feel like half the time, his teleprompter has broken down as president and he doesn't know what's going on.
"He probably is leading the country in the same way that he did Apprentice," Aiken continued. "Donald Trump isn't the businessman that people believe he is because we saw him on TV, playing in The Apprentice. And he did look like he was leading, but on The Apprentice he doesn't lead."
Perhaps Clay Aiken should make a bid for presidency. After all, he already ran for Congress in 2014.