WATCH: Donald Trump Mocks Arnold Schwarzenegger for ‘The Apprentice’ Ratings at Prayer Breakfast

According to Heavy during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, President Donald Trump bragged about the success of The Apprentice and mocked the new host, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Apprentice came up because Trump was introduced by Mark Burnett, executive producer of the show. Burnett called the series a “highly successful global television franchise.” A few minutes into Trump’s remarks, the president boasted about the reality TV show and made fun of NBC and Arnold Schwarzenegger for the show’s current ratings.

“We had tremendous success on The Apprentice, and when I ran for president, I had to leave the show,” he said. “That’s when I knew for sure I was doing it. And they hired a big, big movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to take my place, and we know how that turned out. The ratings went right down the tubes, it’s been a total disaster, and Mark [Burnett] will never, ever bet against Trump again.”

Trump then invited the audience to pray for Arnold Schwarzenegger and his ratings.

A spokesperson for Schwarzenegger told ABC News, “Arnold is praying that President Trump can start improving his own approval ratings, which were the worst in history for an incoming president, by taking his job seriously and working inclusively.”

Schwarzenegger responded himself on Instagram by saying that he and Trump should swap jobs.

“Hey Donald, I have a great idea,” Schwarzenegger said. “Why don’t we switch jobs? You take over TV, since you’re such an expert at ratings, and I take over your job so people can finally sleep comfortably again.”

The ratings for The Apprentice have indeed been down this season. The premiere drew 4.95 million live viewers compared to 6.31 million viewers during the premiere of the previous season, which Trump was the host of, according to Vox. Trump tweeted about this immediately after the ratings first came out in early January.

Schwarzenegger responded at the time by saying that he hopes Trump works as hard for the American people as he worked for his Apprentice ratings.

The National Prayer Breakfast is an annual event in Washington, D.C. in which members of Congress and faith leaders gather at the Hilton Hotel. It takes place on the first Thursday of February each year.

Trump delivered this speech amid reports that he had angered Australia by raising his voice during a call with the prime minister, complaining about a deal reached by the Obama administration to admit about 1,200 refugees from an Australian detention center, and ending the call a half-hour early. Trump said on Twitter that he will “study this dumb deal,” and at the National Prayer Breakfast, he responded to concerns that he is driving away U.S. allies.

“When you hear about the tough phone calls I’m having, don’t worry about it,” he said. “…We have to be tough.”

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