Those poor White House staffers. First, they have to deal with all the email fall-out from Donald Trump Jr. this week, and now they’re sitting around knowing a “The only thing ‘Invisible’ about FAILING Clay Aiken is his career. I was always team Velvet Teddy Bear. #RubenStuddard” tweet is probably brewing from the West Wing.
American Idol runner-up, politico, and Celebrity Apprentice runner-up (“Does he always lose? SAD!” –Donald Trump) Clay Aiken was a guest recently on a North Carolina newspaper’s podcast, mainly to talk about political issues like wind farms and allowing hooch to be served with brunch (That’s not allowed already?! Don’t the eggs benedict get lonely??). While North Carolina mulls mimosas, Clay brewed a fresh pot of tea to serve in the meantime, because he dropped the bombshell of all bombshells: Trump didn’t actually pick who was fired on The Apprentice!
Reality TV that wasn’t real? Quelle horreur!!! That being said, it is a plot twist, since the smug Cheeto told Hillary Clinton in a debate once that he wasn’t a puppet, and Hillary would be on the global stage managed to take it up the hoo-hoo from NBC producers.
The Hill reports Clay explained his delayed October surprise in depth:
“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 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.’”
Thinking back on Clay’s season of Celebrity Apprentice, it really does make sense. Teresa Giudice somehow lasted longer than Debbie Gibson, and NOTHING screams business acumen like her brilliant idea to re-release “Only In My Dreams” INGENIOUSLY as club banger “Only In My Dreams 1998.”