The President-elect fronted the business reality show for fourteen seasons, stepping down in 2015 so he could fully focus on the race to the White House.
Schwarzenegger took over at the helm for the latest series, renamed The New Celebrity Apprentice, which began earlier this week (ends08Jan17) with 16 new celebrities competing to win money for charity. But it seems as though Trump, who takes over from President Barack Obama on 20 January (17), has been left unimpressed.
Stars including Boy George, Snooki, and Muhammad Ali’s daughter Laila Ali are currently fighting it out on the NBC show.
“Wow, the ratings are in and Arnold Schwarzenegger got "swamped" (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT (Donald John Trump)," the leader of the free world tweeted to his 18.8 million followers.
"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 (John) Kasich & Hillary (Clinton).”
A few hours later Schwarzenegger responded, in much more magnanimous fashion to the President-elect tweeting: "There's nothing more important than the people's work, @realDonaldTrump. I wish you the best of luck and I hope you'll work for ALL of the American people as aggressively as you worked for your ratings."
Trump beat his Democrat rival Clinton at the polls in November (16), in a move that shocked the world.
Clinton had plenty of A-list support in the form of Katy Perry, Beyonce and Leonardo DiCaprio. Former Governor of California Schwarzenegger, who associates with Trump’s Republican party, stated in October he would not be voting for Trump, though he never stated he'd vote for the Democrats.
Trump also took the time to tell his fans Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour had paid him a visit.
"Anna Wintour came to my office at Trump Tower to ask me to meet with the editors of Conde Nast & Steven Newhouse, a friend. Will go this AM," he wrote.