Listen: Mark Burnett, Donald Trump, Jimmy Kimmel discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"Many of us who is to blame for Donald Trump. The Donald Trump phenomenon and I'll tell you because he's sitting right there. That's right. That guy. Mark burnett. The man who brought us celebrity apprentice, thanks Mark Burnett. We don't have to watch reality shows anymore because we're living in one. Thank you. Mark. I'm going on the record right now. He's responsible. If Donald Trump gets elected any builds that wall the first person we're throwing over it is Mark Burnett. Is Jimmy Kimmel. Right. Did Mark Burnett create Donald Trump? I think he is. I mean, look Trump created Trump. There was a Trump persona that the Donald Trump invented from self long before the show, but I interviewed a whole bunch of people who worked on the apprentice over the years, and what they told me was he was kind of a punch line in the towel Conway joke figure he absolutely and local. Yes. And so what the folks who worked on the show said was that was the guy who we found in our whole job was to reinvent him. As this master of the universe is always, you know, riding around Manhattan in helicopters, and broadcast that to tens of millions of people across the country now tells a little bit about Mark Burnett. He was born in England was not. Yes, he grew up in east London, watching bonanza and other American TV shows. How does he get into TV himself? He ends up coming along Angeles in the early eighties. And by his own admission. He starts working almost immediately without a green card and after working a few different jobs. Just to be clear here. He's an illegal as they say he has in the in the Trump administration definition. Yeah. Mark Burnett would be could be sent home today. So he comes out he starts working various jobs, but eventually finds his way into the very early days of reality TV and from there. He goes on to have a tremendous success is I really huge success with survive. The winner of the first survivor competition. Graduations, red. So after survivor brunette pitches,."