Throughout a current interview with PEOPLE, TheView co-host talked about off-hand how the president and former TV star as soon as personally referred to as her to try to recruit her for his NBC show.
“I was requested to be on The Apprentice a number of occasions and stated no,” McCain recollects.
As soon as, she says, “He left a voice message and I didn’t call back. I didn’t need to be an Apprentice. Like, the entire thing, I didn’t like all of it.”
It was a number of years in the past, so she doesn’t keep in mind all the small print, however she says Trump had referred to as her about showing on the present someday after 2009, when she was writing for The Day by day Beast following her late father Sen. John McCain‘s 2008 presidential bid.
“I assumed it was a dumb show,” Meghan, 35, says. “No offense.” She notes, virtually wryly: “My pricey close pal Clay Aiken got here in second, so I shouldn’t speak an excessive amount of s— about it.”
Whereas The Apprentice launched in 2004 with aspiring entrepreneurs vying for a spot at Trump’s actual estate company, it morphed in later years into a star model. American Idol‘s Aiken competed, as did singer Hint Adkins, comic Joan Rivers and others.
(A Trump Organization spokeswoman didn't reply to a request for remark about Meghan being asked to be on The Apprentice; the White House had no comment.)
Meghan says the Apprentice pitch was not the only time Trump referred to as her: He additionally reached out in the wake of one in every of his many criticisms of her father, who was a daily Trump detractor and famously voted towards Trump’s push to repeal the Reasonably priced Care Act. Trump has continued to assault Sen. McCain even after his dying from brain most cancers final yr.
After one such dust-up, “He referred to as to say that it was pretend news,” in line with Meghan.
“I listened and then stated, ‘Goodbye.’ It was not terribly revelatory,” she says. “After which it took all of six weeks to say something nasty again.”
Meghan, in flip, hasn’t hesitated in defending her dad, talking out about it typically on The View.
Trump “spends his weekend obsessing over nice males as a result of he knows it and I do know it and all of you understand it: He will never be an excellent man,” Meghan stated in an episode in March. “I genuinely feel dangerous for his family.”
Speaking with PEOPLE, Meghan says her mother and father wouldn’t have let her appear on The Apprentice anyhow, back when Trump referred to as to ask her. Personally, she’s “an enormous shopper of all reality tv.” But her on-camera time proper now's sufficient.
“I don’t do actuality TV. It’s a hard no,” she says.
“I don’t need a digital camera on me on a regular basis, I’m lots — one hour a day is just superb.”