Donald Trump Reveals New Celebrity Apprentice Cast, Presidential Dream Likely Over

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Ladies and gentlemen, the president of the United States... Donald Trump.

"Hail to the Chief" begins blaring over the loudspeaker, and in walks President Trump with first lady and third wife Melania on his arm. Both wave stiffly at a crowd of supporters -- rich, white, middle-aged men in knitted sweaters, khakis, and brown loafers -- packed into a country club banquet hall.

This was Cultist's recurring nightmare in 2011, when Trump was considering a run at the presidency. We prefer the Donald in weekly doses, hosting Celebrity Apprentice on NBC, not for a four-year stint at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Luckily, 18 C-list celebrities are keeping Trump out of the White House and on network television beginning February 12. The real-estate mogul went on the Today Show this morning to introduce the latest batch of celebrity apprentices who'll appear on the fifth installment of the show.

Check out the complete list.

Clay Aiken

Former American Idol contestant and the sweetest guy in show business will likely sing his way into Trump's good graces.

Michael Andretti

This former racecar driver and current team owner might be the sleeper pick of the pack, going hard to the season-finale finish line.

Teresa Giudice

Who? No, really -- who?

Victoria Gotti

Fearing he might get whacked by one of Gotti's Mafia friends, Trump is beefing up security. This mob queen better not get fired.

Lisa Lampanelli

Lampanelli is much too vulgar for the boardroom.

Dayna Mendoza

If Trump were to leave his wife during the season, it would be for Miss Universe 2008.

Dee Snyder

Did you know Dee Snider is a Republican? Maybe there's a Trump-Snider 2016 ticket in the works.

Paul Teutul Sr.

This celebrity motorcycle builder holds the record for stretching 15 minutes of fame into several years.

Adam Carolla

We predict he gets bored and quits the show.

Arsenio Hall

Welcome back to television, Arsenio. Woo! Woo! Woo!

Lou Ferrigno

Wait, he's still alive? 

Penn Jillette

Teller makes at least one cameo this season, probably stuffed into Jillette's briefcase.

George Takei

Oh, my.

Cheryl Tiegs

Uh, she's really not a celebrity anymore.

Debbie Gibson


Tia Carrere

Wayne's World! Party Time! Excellent!

Aubrey O'Day

When's Danity Kane reuniting?

Patricia Velásquez

Expect a Venezuelan catfight between her and Mendoza.

Celebrity Apprentice premieres on February 12 on NBC.

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