Clay Aiken shares jaw-dropping secrets about Donald Trump from the 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Clay Aiken is spilling behind-the-scenes secrets about Donald Trump from his time on the "Celebrity Apprentice."

The former "American Idol" runner-up was recently interviewed on the podcast "Domecast," where he revealed that Trump actually didn't decide who he yelled "you're fired!" at.

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"Trump didn't decide who got fired on 'Apprentice,'" Aiken revealed. "I mean, NBC made those decisions."

That wasn't the only aspect of the hit NBC reality show that wasn't what it seemed.

"There used to be a little thing right on his desk that looked like a phone -- he pretended it was a phone --but it was actually a teleprompter where the producers were sending him notes," he continued. "He didn't know that people were getting in fights during the week while we were doing these tasks, the producers did. And they'd send him notes and he'd say, 'Oh you two didn't get along.'"

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 29: Clay Aiken attends the 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 29, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 29: Recording artist Clay Aiken performs onstage during the 2015 Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 29, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for The Hollywood Christmas Parade)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Clay Aiken attends the Broadway opening night performance of 'Spring Awakening' at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on September 27, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - APRIL 18: Singer Clay Aiken attends New Horizons' fundraiser and gala at Los Calamigos Ranch on April 18, 2015 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
SANFORD, NC - NOVEMBER 4: Clay Aiken, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in North Carolina's Second District, gives his concession speech during his election night party at Cafe 121 on November 4, 2014 in Sanford, North Carolina. Aiken, a former 'American Idol' contestant, ran for political office for the first time. (Photo by Jeffrey A. Camarati/Getty Images)
CARY, NC - NOVEMBER 04: Clay Aiken, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in North Carolina's Second District, votes in the midterm elections on November 4, 2014 at Mills Park Elementary School in Cary, North Carolina. Aiken, a former 'American Idol' contestant, is running for political office for the first time. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Singer/songwriter Clay Aiken visits at SiriusXM Studios on April 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - DECEMBER 01: Clay Aiken performs in concert at Trump Taj Mahal on December 1, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Clay Aiken attends 'After Midnight' Broadway opening night at Brooks Atkinson Theatre on November 3, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20: Clay Aiken attends the 'Celebrity Apprentice' Live Finale at American Museum of Natural History on May 20, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: 'Celebrity Apprentice' finalists Arsenio Hall (L) and Clay Aiken visit the NBC Experience Store on May 18, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: (l-r) Clay Aiken, Jenna Jameson, Andy Cohen -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28: Arsenio Hall and Clay Aiken on the set of 'Celebrity Apprentice' on October 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
Singer Clay Aiken attends a screening of 'Drop Dead Diva' at the 29th annual Gay & Lesbian Film Festival at Directors Guild Of America on July 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07: Singer Clay Aiken attends the after party for Broadway Backwards 6 at John's Pizzeria on February 7, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Killian/WireImage)
HAMMOND, IN - AUGUST 13: Former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken performs with former contestant Ruben Studdard at The Venue at The Horseshoe Casino on August 13, 2010 in Hammond, Indiana. (Photo by Paul Warner/WireImage)
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NEW YORK - MARCH 28: Singer Clay Aiken speaks onstage at the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Marriott Marquis on March 28, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 26: *EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE* Clay Aiken and Jane Krakowski pose backstage at NBC presents 'Rosie Live' variety show at the Little Shubert Theatre on November 26, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 19: Clay Aiken rejoins the cast of 'Spamalot' on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre on September 19, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MAY 06: Singer Clay Aiken smiles as he greets fans during an in-store signing of his new CD, 'On My Way Here' at the Virgin Records Megastore, Times Square, New York, May 6, 2008. (Photo by Al Pereira/WireImage)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Clay Aiken arrives at the 2006 American Music Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on November 21, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA/Getty Images for AMA)
Clay Aiken during Unicef Ambassador Clay Aiken Kicked Off the Holiday Season with the Lighting of the Unicef Snowflake - November 19, 2006 at Fifth Avenue at 57th Street in front of Tiffany & Co in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic)
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Aiken, who competed on "Celebrity Apprentice" back in 2012, claims that he wasn't trying to bash Trump by revealing these secrets, but he believes that they're indicative of his actual involvement in running our country right now.

"I'm not saying this to be incendiary," he said. "But Donald Trump isn't the businessman that people believe he is because we saw him on TV playing the 'Apprentice.' And he did look like he was leading, but on 'The Apprentice' he doesn't lead."

"I think to myself, the man as president definitely has a teleprompter sitting on his desk right now with people telling him, 'Well such and such is in the healthcare bill, don't say this,'" he continued. "I feel like half the time his teleprompter has broken down as president and he doesn't know what's going on."

He went on to call the former "Apprentice" host a "nice guy" who "didn't make those decisions" on the show.

"He didn't fire those people," he claimed, and added that he's "probably leading the country in the same way that he did 'The Apprentice.'"

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Donald Trump and Mark Burnett during NBC 2003-2004 Upfront at The Metropolitan Opera House lincoln Center in New York City, New York USA. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
New York real estate mogul Donald Trump (L) and TV producer Mark Burnett talk to reporters, April 8, 2003 in New York City. Burnett is producing a new reality TV show for NBC called, 'The Apprentice,' where the winner will win a six-figure apprenticeship within the Trump Organization. (Photo by Jeff Christensen/WireImage)
Donald Trump, Clive Davis and Mark Burnett during Wyclef Jean Listening Party for His New Album 'The Preachers Son' at Hudson Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by L. Busacca/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 10: Executive Producers of 'The Apprentice' Donald Trump (L) and Mark Burnett speak with the press at the 2004 TCA Summer Press Tour at the Century Plaza Hotel on June 10, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 10: (L to R) Executive Producers Donald Trump, Mark Burnett, Vice Presidents of the Trump Organization George H. Ross and Carolyn Kepcher of 'The Apprentice' speak with the press at the 2004 TCA Summer Press Tour at the Century Plaza Hotel on June 10, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 19: Producers Mark Burnett and Donald Trump attend the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 19, 2004 at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Roma Downey, Mark Burnett, Donald Trump and Melania Knauss with guests (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: (L-R) Creator/Executive Producer Mark Burnett, Mr. Trump's fiancee Melania Knauss, and businessman Donald Trump attend the Museum of Television and Radio presents 'The Apprentice' at the Museum of Television and Radio on September 20, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
Group portrait of, from left, American boxing promoter Don King, businessman Donald Trump, and television producer Mark Burnett as they pose together at the Mar-a-Lago estate, Palm Beach, Florida, 2005. (Photo by Davidoff Studios/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Mark Burnett during 'The Apprentice' Finale- Arrivals at California Mart in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Donald Trump and Mark Burnett during Donald Trump Recruiting Search for the Next 'Apprentice' at Universal Studios Hollywood at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
Donald Trump and Mark Burnett during Donald Trump Honored With a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. in front of Hollywood and Highland in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by M. Tran/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: (L-R) Moderator Erin Burnett, Donald Trump Jr., Donald Trump, producer Mark Burnett and Ivanka Trump attend the Paley Center for Media's presentation of 'The Apprentice' on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Steven A Henry/WireImage)
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TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Mark Burnett and Donald Trump appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire
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