President-elect Donald Trump is continuing to add things to his resume besides "Leader of the Free World."
Along with gaining the title of President of the United States in January, Trump will also be listed as an executive producer on the latest season of NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, TVGuide.com has learned. Variety was first to report the news.
The new show is a spin-off of Trump's successful reality series which first premiered in 2004 and made the businessman a household name. The New Celebrity Apprentice is being hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is also an executive producer of the new series.
NBC has declined to comment on the matter, despite the fact the network allegedly ended all of their business dealings with Trump in July of 2015 after the politician made his now infamous remarks about illegal immigrants from Mexico being drug dealers and rapists.
Variety reports that Trump will be paid through MGM, rather than NBC, though MGM declined to give details about how much Trump will be paid for holding the credit. It's also important to note that NBC currently owns several news networks including MSNBC and owns Saturday Night Live — the late-night satire sketch show currently making headlines every Sunday morning for drawing the ire of PEOTUS Trump's Twitter account. Trump has not been a fan of Alec Baldwin's impersonation of him, which has become a staple of the show's cold opens since the first presidential debate earlier this fall.
While NBC may be mum on the matter of Trump's involvement with The Apprentice, his transition team admits that he's still part of the show. "Mr. Trump has a big stake in the show and conceived of it with Mark Burnett. Additional details regarding his business interests will be shared December 15th," Trump's transition team said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporteron Thursday. The news of Trump's involvement with the series comes as the president-elect is being scrutinized for the many conflicts of interest his business dealings have with him running the country.
As bad as it looks, Trump is not the first President to make money from commercial dealings while being in office. President Obama released his book, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters while in office, but donated all of the proceeds to a charity. The American people will apparently have to wait until next week to find out what Trump officially plans to do with his profits from outside business. It's also important to note that it is not unusual for executive producers to maintain credit for a show they are no longer actively involved in. Celebrity Apprentice was originally shot in February of 2016, nine months before Trump won the presidential election.
Celebrity Apprentice premieres Jan. 2 on NBC at 8/7c. Donald Trump will be sworn in as President of the United States on Friday, Jan. 20.