By Tessa Berenson
January 6, 2017

Donald Trump slammed Arnold Schwarzenegger on Twitter on Friday morning for The New Celebrity Apprentice‘s disappointing premiere ratings.

“Wow, the ratings are in and Arnold Schwarzenegger got “swamped” (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT. So much for….being a movie star-and that was season 1 compared to season 14. Now compare him to my season 1. But who cares, he supported Kasich & Hillary,” the President-elect wrote in two separate tweets Friday morning.

The show’s Monday night premiere dropped 44% in the ratings compared to its previous Sunday opener in 2015. Trump’s reaction is a marked change from when the succession was initially announced: At the time, he called Schwarzenegger “my friend” and tweeted “He’ll be great.” Trump also told TIME in December that he played a role in choosing Schwarzenegger for the gig.



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