Former NBC Executive Jeff Gaspin On ‘The Apprentice’ As Donald Trump’s “Training Platform” For Presidential Run

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Jeff Gaspin was head of reality at NBC when producer Mark Burnett pitched him a business reality series starring Donald Trump. Originally, it was not supposed to be a long-term gig for the bombastic businessman who only was attached for the first season. He went on to stay on The Apprentice and its offshoot Celebrity Apprentice for 11 years, until embarking on a campaign to become the next U.S. President. What does Gaspin, who originally bough and developed The Apprentice