Trump opens National Prayer Breakfast with talk of 'The Apprentice,' Arnold Schwarzenegger

At an event attended by thousands from countries around the world, President Donald Trump opened his Thursday remarks at the annual National Prayer Breakfast with talk of TV ratings.

The president noted his "tremendous success" as star of the reality show "Celebrity Apprentice." Trump hosted the show for 14 seasons, and followed up the fact of his success by noting the show's drop in ratings since his departure.

"We know how that turned out. The ratings went right down the tubes. It's been a total disaster," Trump said. Actor and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has since rebooted the show.

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"And I want to just pray for Arnold if we can, for those ratings," he joked.

The Austria native was quick to respond to the president's remarks, suggesting they swap jobs:

Trump tweeted in January that the new host got "destroyed" in ratings compared to previous seasons.

This is the president's first address to the National Prayer Breakfast.