Trump Goes After Schwarzenegger Over ‘Apprentice’ Ratings

January 6, 2017 Updated: January 6, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump is taunting Arnold Schwarzenegger for bringing in low ratings in a spinoff of Trump’s old reality television show, “Celebrity Apprentice.”

In an early Friday tweet, Trump refers to himself as a “ratings machine” and says Schwarzenegger “got ‘swamped'” by comparison.

He tweets “so much for being a movie star,” and “now compare him to my season 1.”

Trump added: “But who cares, he supported Kasich & Hillary,” referring to Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich and Democrat Hillary Clinton, who both ran against him.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the new boss of "The New Celebrity Apprentice," at a press junket in Universal City, Calif. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the new boss of “The New Celebrity Apprentice,” at a press junket in Universal City, Calif. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

Schwarzenegger is a moderate Republican who said in October that he wouldn’t vote for Trump, calling it a choice of “your country over your party.”

He’s hosting “The New Celebrity Apprentice,” in which Trump retains a producing stake.

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