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Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger fires back at Trump over 'Apprentice' ratings

Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives at the 2016 Governors Awards in Los Angeles. (AP/Jordan Strauss)

Arnold Schwarzenegger has an idea for President Donald Trump — the two men should switch jobs.

The former California governor fired back at Trump Thursday morning after Trump jokingly asked those gathered at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., to pray for Schwarzenegger and the "Celebrity Apprentice" ratings.

"They hired a big, big movie star to take my place — Arnold Schwarzenegger. And we know how that turned out. The ratings went right down the tubes. It's been a total disaster," Trump said Thursday morning. "And I want to pray for Arnold, if we can, for those ratings."

Trump's joke drew laugher at the breakfast, but Schwarzenegger did not appear to be laughing in a short video he uploaded to Facebook later Thursday morning.

"Hey, Donald. I have a great idea. Why don't we switch jobs? You take over TV because you're such an expert in ratings, and I take over your job and then people can finally sleep comfortably again," Schwarzenegger said in the video.

As Schwarzenegger was born in Austria to non-citizens of the United States, he constitutionally would be ineligible for the presidency because he is not, by any definition of the term, a "natural-born citizen."

But Schwarzenegger was able to take over as the host of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" reality show after Trump became president.

According to Vox, "Celebrity Apprentice" debuted with 4.95 million live viewers with Schwarzenegger as host compared to Trump's final season hosting the show which garnered 6.31 million live viewers.

 

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