'Not interested': 'The View' host Joy Behar recounts turning down Trump's offer of 'The Apprentice'

'Not interested': 'The View' host Joy Behar recounts turning down Trump's offer of 'The Apprentice'
Joy Behar knew Trump socially (Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: During a recent interview on the 'Behind the Table' podcast, 'The View' co-host Joy Behar shared an intriguing anecdote involving her encounter with former President Donald Trump.

Apparently, she had a face-to-face discussion with him during an Adele concert in New York City, where she took the opportunity to address his first presidential campaign. She also recounted a previous encounter where he asked her to participate in 'The Apprentice'.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15:  Joy Behar attends the world premiere of 'Crisis in Six Scenes' at the
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Joy Behar reveals 'The Apprentice' offer on podcast 

In a surprising twist, it turns out that Trump's engagement with pop culture extended to having Joy Behar appear on his former reality show, 'The Apprentice.'

Despite Behar's long-standing criticisms of Trump, she disclosed that he approached her to potentially participate in an undisclosed season of the show on NBC.

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Reflecting on their history, Behar described, "Donald Trump and I go back on this show. He was just kind of a New York guy who had a show".

"He was doing 'The Apprentice' and asked me to be on it. I didn't want to be on it," Behar continued.

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Donald Trump attends a "Celebrity Apprentice" red carpet (Getty Images)

She added, saying, "I said, 'No, I'm not interested.' He'd be here [in New York City]. At that point I had Melania [Trump] on my show on HLN, she was hawking her jewelry with a touch of birther-ism. He came [to The View] and said, 'Thank you for having Melania on the show.'"

Behar expressed her dismay at the current state of affairs, characterizing Trump as a "monster" in light of his tumultuous one-term presidency and subsequent legal troubles during his second run for the White House this year.

Reflecting on her past interactions with Trump, Behar humorously remarked, "I did not know he was going to turn into this anti-democratic, philandering felon."

Joy Behar's candid confrontation with Trump at Adele concert

Later in the podcast episode, Behar revisited her previous connections with the Trump family, acknowledging that there was a time when she maintained cordial relations with them.

She recalled an instance where she posed for a photo with Eric Trump and Lara Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner, highlighting her past association with the family despite her current criticisms of Trump's presidency.

"I went to his wedding to Marla [Maples]," Behar said, adding, "I met [his daughter] Tiffany when she was a baby."

Behar reminisced about an encounter with Trump at an Adele concert in New York City, where she found herself face to face with him during the peak of his political career.

Properties owned by Trump children (Getty Images)
Joy Behar revealed that she had previous ties with Donald trump and the Trump family  (Getty Images)

During this unexpected meeting, she seized the opportunity to confront him about his role in the political sphere, marking a moment of candid exchange amidst the backdrop of a musical event.

"I said to him, 'What are you doing? You really want to do this?' And he said, 'Have you seen the poll numbers?' That's where he was at. Suddenly, he saw himself possibly getting the nomination," Behar recalled.

Before embarking on his first term in the White House, Trump initiated 'The Apprentice' in 2004 with the aim of discovering a candidate with strong business acumen to oversee one of his business ventures.

The reality show served as a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs to showcase their skills and compete for the opportunity to work alongside Trump in his business endeavors.

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