For a self-proclaimed ‘very stable genius,’ the president of the United States sure does love making himself look like a comical, Michael Scott-level buffoon.
Before entering the most powerful political office in the world, Trump made his name as the host of reality “business” show The Apprentice.
He trotted out his ‘You’re fired!’ catchphrase for 14 seasons until he found himself on the firing line during the presidential campaign in 2015 when he called Mexicans ‘rapists and criminals’.
“Due to recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its relationship with Mr. Trump,” NBC said in the statement at the time.
And yet, despite all this history, it turns out that Trump had no idea why his own show was called ‘The Apprentice.’
Speaking at a White House event called Pledge to America’s Workers, Trump was startled when he came across a line in the prepared remarks that included the word ‘apprenticeships’.
“Today we’re asking businesses and organizations across the country to sign our new Pledge to America’s Workers,” Trump said. “Today 23 companies and associations are pledging to expand apprenticeships.”
After pausing, he added: “That’s an interesting word for me to be saying, right? The Apprentice. I never actually put that together until just now. That was a good experience, I will tell you that.”
Turning to his daughter, he went on: “Isn’t that strange, Ivanka, I never associated, but here we are. I can’t get away from that word. It’s a great word.”
THIS GUY’S IN CHARGE OF A TERRIFYING NUCLEAR ARSENAL AND HE DIDN’T KNOW THE MEANING OF HIS OWN SHOW!!!!!!!!
How many thousands of times has Trump heard the word ‘apprentice’ in his life and all the while had no clue what people were talking about. This is some high-key self-delusion, right here.