How the ‘Apprentice’ TV show brought Trump into the White House

 
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29 December 2018 11:15
 

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/01/07/how-mark-burnett-resurrected-donald-trump-as-an-icon-of-american-success?

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January 7, 2019 Issue of The New Yorker
How Mark Burnett Resurrected Donald Trump as an Icon of American Success
With “The Apprentice,” the TV producer mythologized Trump—then a floundering D-lister—as the ultimate titan, paving his way to the Presidency.
By Patrick Radden Keefe

One paragraph reads:  “Burnett has made many programs since “The Apprentice,” among them “Shark Tank,” a startup competition based on a Japanese show, and “The Voice,” a singing contest adapted from a Dutch program. In June, he became the chairman of M-G-M Television. But his chief legacy is to have cast a serially bankrupt carnival barker in the role of a man who might plausibly become the leader of the free world. “I don’t think any of us could have known what this would become,” Katherine Walker, a producer on the first five seasons of “The Apprentice,” told me. “But Donald would not be President had it not been for that show.”

 
 
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29 December 2018 12:46
 

In a sense. The first announcement of his candidacy was actually written into the script in response to a ratings dip.

 
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29 December 2018 13:54
 

I’ve cited this link before which was written before Trump became president. In fact, it was a prediction that Trump would win during a period when the election of Hillary Clinton seemed certain. The article is prescient.

https://tinyurl.com/yco4zyas

 
 
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29 December 2018 16:55
 

He was probably deluded enough to believe the script, too.

 
 
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29 December 2018 18:14
 

He had been talking about running since the 90’s, and made a more official, albeit short lived, run in 2000.

 
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Cheshire Cat - 29 December 2018 01:54 PM

I’ve cited this link before which was written before Trump became president. In fact, it was a prediction that Trump would win during a period when the election of Hillary Clinton seemed certain. The article is prescient.

https://tinyurl.com/yco4zyas

quote from this article:  These networks didn’t make these programming changes by accident. They were responding to what the American people actually wanted. And what they wanted was “Naked and Afraid” and “Duck Dynasty.”