Magic Johnson taking Donald Trump’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ job?

Photo Credit: Magic Johnson's Facebook (Magic Johnson)
Photo Credit: Magic Johnson’s Facebook (Magic Johnson)

Donald Trump shot himself in the foot last month when he made racist remarks about the Mexican community and NBC Universal ended its business relationship with Trump, which resulted in him being fired as the host of “Celebrity Apprentice.” Since then, rumors have been flying that NBC is looking to hire a minority to replace Trump and now reports claim Magic Johnson might be the man to fill his shoes.

According to TMZ, sources claim “Apprentice” producers want to hire “a successful minority businessperson who’s active in the inner cities.”

With Johnson’s long-running empire under his belt, he’s a likely person to consider for the job.

Someone else who is also rumored to be under consideration is George Lopez. And although he doesn’t have the same business credentials as Johnson, he’s proved to be a great TV personality and he’ll fulfill NBC’s desire to cast a Latino as Trump’s replacement.

So far, there’s been no negotiations between NBC and either men, but they are both reportedly high up on the network’s wish list.


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