On Thursday, President Trump used the occasion of the national Prayer Breakfast to take a swipe at former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, currently the host of Celebrity Apprentice, which Trump used to host.
Trump, who has targeted Schwarzenegger before for TV ratings that he said were too low, started by bragging about his “tremendous success” when he hosted Celebrity Apprentice, then segued to this: “They hired a big, big movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to take my place, and we know how that turned out. The ratings went right down the tubes. It’s been a total disaster.” He added, “I want to just pray for Arnold, if we can, for those ratings.”
Less than an hour later, Schwarzenegger fired back on Twitter:
Schwarzenegger had said he would not vote for Trump for president, prompting Trump to attack him in January:
Schwarzenegger slyly responded:
The prayer breakfast has been held annually on the first Thursday of February since Dwight D. Eisenhower. George W. Bush concluded his remarks at his first National Prayer Breakfast as president by quoting a Democratic president, Harry S. Truman. Bush said, “When President Harry Truman took office in 1945, he said this: ‘At this moment, I have in my heart a prayer. I ask only to be a good and faithful servant of my Lord and my people.’ This has been the prayer of many Presidents, and it is mine today.”