President Donald Trump gave a talk at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning, where he bragged about the ratings he used to get on The Apprentice, while also mocking current Apprentice host Arnold Schwarzenegger for getting lower ratings than he did.
“They hired a big, big movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to take my place, and we know how that turned out,” Trump said of The Apprentice. “The ratings went right down the tubes, it’s been a total disaster… and I want to just pray for Arnold, if we can, for those ratings.”
Using the National Prayer Breakfast to rekindle a feud over Apprentice ratings generated instant shock and ridicule on the internet, similar to the reaction that occurred on Wednesday when Trump paid tribute to Black History Month by talking about how badly he had been treated by CNN.
Some of the best reactions from around the web follow below.
Trump is mocking Arnold for his Apprentice ratings at the National Prayer Breakfast. Next he'll bash Jesus for only having 12 followers.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) February 2, 2017
"I don't think even Jesus could've gotten my ratings on the apprentice.." – trump, probably.
— Atrios (@Atrios) February 2, 2017
Pretty sure Trump yelled at the Australian Prime Minister because he saw that Arnold is an Austrian-American on his Wikipedia page. https://t.co/ydlSSCMjCU
— AubExpat (@AubExpat) February 2, 2017
Remember they called Obama a narcissist https://t.co/f9jNw64zDp
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) February 2, 2017
Wait…there's a dead marine from a mission in Yemen….and Trump prays for Arnold Schwarzenegger and the apprentice…AT A PRAYER SERVICE!!
— Scott Hood (@Hoodlum0404) February 2, 2017
Trump go no laughs at his Arnold S. Apprentice joke. This man had no idea what he's doing or saying.
— Babbie (@BSCWatson) February 2, 2017
Let's put Arnold and Trump in the octagon and whoever comes out alive is our president for the next 4 years
— JuJu (@WZRDtheGOAT) February 2, 2017
What I don't understand: you're a religious, evangelist Christian and you support Trump.
He just used a National Prayer to mock Arnold.
— Ben (@Nebkreb) February 2, 2017