PresidentÂ Donald TrumpÂ took to Twitter on Saturday morning to blast as â€œfake newsâ€ a report earlier this week that he is planning to develop a TV series with â€œThe Apprenticeâ€ creatorÂ Mark BurnettÂ following his time in the White House.
On Thursday, theÂ Daily Beast reported that Trump has been talking to Burnett, a prolific reality producer who now heads MGM Worldwide Television, about doing another TV series together after the end of his presidency. The report asserted that Burnett and Trump are considering a new iteration of â€œApprenticeâ€ dubbed â€œThe Apprentice: White House.â€
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â€œFake News is reporting that I am talking toÂ Mark BurnettÂ about doing a big show, perhaps The Apprentice, after the presidency, which I would assume they mean in 5 years,â€ Trump said via Twitter early Saturday. â€œThis is not true, never had such a conversation, donâ€™t even have time to think about it. False reporting!â€
Fake News is reporting that I am talking to Mark Burnett about doing a big show, perhaps The Apprentice, after the presidency, which I would assume they mean in 5 years. This is not true, never had such a conversation, donâ€™t even have time to think about it. False reporting!
â€” Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)Â November 9, 2019
A spokeswoman for Burnett strongly denied that any such plans were in the works to the Daily Beast. Burnett is known to be in regular communication with Trump, given their long friendship. Burnett helped make Trump a national household name with the success of the NBC reality series that Trump hosted from 2004 to 2015.
The Daily Beast report cited four sources claiming that Trump and Burnett have discussed post-White House TV projects. A spokesman for Burnett told Daily Beast:Â â€œThe quoted statements attributed to Mr. Burnett are absolutely false. Among other things, the president and Mr. Burnett have not discussed making television shows in any shape or form.â€
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