According to a report from the Daily Beast, sources close to the President say that Trump has been in talks with Apprentice creator Mark Burnett to return to television after leaving office.
Donald Trump has just come out to blast the rumors as “fake news,” tweeting that they’re “not true, never had such a conversation.”
The Beast reported that “three people with knowledge of the situation and another source close to Trump” indicated that the President and Burnett have remained friends since Trump left the show, and have “discussed reviving their creative partnership, pitching each other details on potential TV projects to be filmed after the Trump presidency.”
The source went on to say that one of the ideas that Burnett and Trump have talked about is an Apprentice spinoff titled The Apprentice: White House and would be “explicitly politics-themed and take full advantage of Trump’s status as a former president of the United States and a newfound Republican kingmaker.”
Trump hit back at the reports, declaring,
“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, don’t even have time to think about it. False reporting!”
A spokesperson for Burnett came forward and also denied the rumors, saying that “The 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.”