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Trump Made A Horrible Arnold Schwarzenegger Joke And Twitter Won't Let It Go

On Thursday, February 2, President Donald Trump spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast.

He used it as an opportunity to make a somewhat tone-deaf joke about Arnold Schwarzenegger and the ratings for “The Apprentice.”

Trump said,

We had tremendous success on “The Apprentice” and when I ran for president, I had to leave the show.

That's when I knew for sure that I was doing it.

They hired a big, big movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to take my place.  And we know how that turned out.

The ratings went right down the tubes. It's been a total disaster.

And [executive producer] Mark [Burnett] will never, ever bet against Trump again.

So I want to just pray for Arnold if we can.

This probably wasn't the most appropriate thing to do at an event like this, and it's definitely petty to focus on something like TV ratings, but it's hardly the worst thing Trump has ever said.

People on Twitter can't seem to let this go.

Screenshot of a tweet about Donald Trump.

Twitter

Screenshot of a tweet about Donald Trump.

Twitter


Yes, it's a bit tiresome to have the president focus on things like TV ratings and crowd sizes, but we've got bigger fish to fry.

Like, for example, the fact Trump is singlehandedly deteriorating America's relationships with Mexico and Australia, and his administration seems determined to start a war with Iran.

Screenshot of a tweet about Donald Trump.

Twitter


Arnold Schwarzenegger can clearly handle this situation, and clapped back at Trump in a viral tweet.


Schwarzenegger for president?

Does Donald Trump consistently behave like a man-baby?

Yes, absolutely.

But America might want to practice gauging its outrage.

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Freaking out over every little thing Trump says makes it harder to be taken seriously when you challenge him on things that actually impact people.

There is no doubt Trump will continue to tweet and say offensive things during his time in office.

We should definitely call him out when he says something that's out of line, but we also need to be careful from letting it distract us from the bigger picture.

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Citations: WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump, at National Prayer Breakfast, talks about “The Apprentice” ratings and the time he fired his agent. (Twitter)

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John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.
John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.

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