Entertainment Trump’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ credit no big deal, Snooki says Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, who will be on "The New Celebrity Apprentice," doesn't think it's "weird" that President-elect Donald Trump is staying on as executive producer. Photo Credit: thesnookishop.com By Scott A. Rosenberg firstname.lastname@example.org @RosenbergScottA Updated December 20, 2016 3:13 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email As Arnold Schwarzenegger takes over “The New Celebrity Apprentice,” President-elect Donald Trump is still an executive producer on the show. A Trump spokeswoman confirmed to Variety that the president-elect has a financial interest in the reality TV competition. But for Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, it’s not really much of a controversy. “That’s what he did before he was running and became president-elect, so it’s just a venture that he’s been always doing,” the former “Jersey Shore” star, who’s competing on the new season of the reboot, told us. “I think it would be more weird if he wasn’t a part of the show at all and all of the sudden he was executive producer, you know what I mean?” We do indeed, Nicole! Polizzi — who competes alongside the likes of Carson Kressley, Carnie Wilson and Jon Lovitz on “The New Celebrity Apprentice,” premiering Jan. 2 on NBC — says that the show is “still a part of his business” and she still considers Trump a part of the show, though she points out that she hasn’t met him. “I don’t think it’s too crazy,” she says about his executive producer title, “but at the same time, you’re going to be president, so you should focus on that.” By Scott A. Rosenberg email@example.com @RosenbergScottA Scott has been at amNewYork since 2008, first as the entertainment editor, and now as senior editor. He covers movies, books and other forms of entertainment. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.