Singer Trace Adkins said Friday that participating in former President Trump’s TV show “The Celebrity Apprentice” was the “most stressful thing” he’s ever done.
Trace Adkins has made the comments during an appearance on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher.”
“It was most stressful thing I’ve ever done,” Adkins said when asked about his experience by comedian and host Bill Maher.
He clarified, “If you go on there and try to win, which I wanted to win for my charities.”
Adkins appeared on “The Celebrity Apprentice” in 2008 and 2013, coming in as the runner-up his first time on the show and winning the second time.
“The Apprentice,” which ran from 2004 to 2017, tested contestants’ business skills. Trump was the show’s host for the first fourteen seasons.
“He was always good to me,” Adkins said of Trump, recalling his time on the show.
Maher responded, “That means nothing.”
“People said the same thing about O.J. ‘He was nice to me,’” continued Maher, referring to former NFL running back O.J. Simpson, who was at the center of an infamous murder trial in the mid-1990s. Simpson was acquitted in the trial.
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“I met him a few times, Trump. He was, I agree, he was very charming and personable in person. … He wants everyone to like him. That’s his big thing,” he added.
Adkins and Maher later discussed partisanship in the U.S., lamenting the division in the country.
“Once each side is pointing at the other and calling them evil, once you get to that point, if you truly believe that, then compromise is off the table,” said Adkins.