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Trump accuses CNN of 'rediculous fake news' over Apprentice news

He later corrected his spelling mistake.

Trump as part of a Celebrity Apprentice panel in 2015, alongside Brandi Glanville, Geraldo Rivera, and Kate Gosselin.
Trump as part of a Celebrity Apprentice panel in 2015, alongside Brandi Glanville, Geraldo Rivera, and Kate Gosselin.
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DONALD TRUMP IS tweeting about television again — this time accusing CNN of reporting “rediculous” fake news and asserting that he won’t let his television show conflict with his presidency.

Trump’s tweets follow an announcement by Mark Burnett, the creator of The Apprentice, that the president-elect remains an executive producer on the show.

Trump’s spokeswoman, Kellyanne Conway, said on CNN yesterday that Trump’s ties to his reality show are being reviewed for potential conflicts of interest.

The president-elect tweeted that he has “NOTHING to do with The Apprentice except for fact that I conceived it with Mark B & have a big stake in it. Will devote ZERO TIME!”

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Ten minutes later, he tweeted again, saying that “reports by @CNN that I will be working on The Apprentice during my Presidency, even part-time, are rediculous & untrue – FAKE NEWS!”

He has deleted and reissued that tweet, cleaning up his spelling.

It was yesterday announced that Trump is to stay on as executive producer on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice when it returns after a two-year absence.

The real estate tycoon has promised to set out a plan next week to put aside his “great business in total,” although he has not revealed who will take over his multi-billion-dollar global property and luxury branding interests.

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