Apparently, back in 2011, before The Apprentice was canceled, Trump floated the idea of doing The Apprentice from the White House if he won.
When [Trump] was considering a run for president, in 2011, he had a conversation with Steve Burke, the chief executive of NBCUniversal, who was interested in green-lighting a new season of The Apprentice. Trump could pursue one option or the other, it seemed, but not both.
…the two men had a subsequent conversation in which they broached a compromise, albeit one that seems more like a Trumpian fever dream than a network-TV reality. It outlined, presumably fantastically, that Trump should run for president; and on the off chance that he won, he would continue to star in The Apprentice from within the White House.
True story. Read it here.
This election is so. weird. y’all.