Andy Richter Defends Trump's Ties with 'Celebrity Apprentice'


Comedian and co-host of “Conan” Andy Richter unleashed a Twitter tirade Friday defending President-elect Donald Trump’s ongoing involvement in NBC’s "Celebrity Apprentice."

News emerged Thursday that Trump will keep an executive producer credit on the reality show during his presidency. 




Production company MGM will reportedly be paying Trump a five-figure stipend per episode, although MGM and NBC have declined to comment on the financial specifics of the contract.

“Mr. Trump has a big stake in the show and conceived of it with Mark Burnett,” Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks stated. “Additional details regarding his business interests will be shared Dec. 15.”

Richter proceeded to express his concerns for his business conflicts when it comes to foreign policy instead:



Trump left the show in early 2015 before his run for president.

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to host the new season of "Celebrity Apprentice" when it returns Jan. 2.

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