When Donald Trump announced his campaign for president, the majority of the mainstream media and most political pundits wrote it off as a joke. Fast forward to present day and Trump is just weeks away from being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

President reality show

Prior to running for president, Donald Trump re-entered the mainstream as the host of the hit reality TV show "The Apprentice." For the better part of a decade, Trump was a household name, popularizing the term "You're fired" while removing cast members from the show.

Trump's ability to connect with voters, using the Twitter and social media in the process, helped propel the controversial billionaire real estate mogul to pull off one of the biggest upsets in recent political history. As reported by The New York Times on December 8, Trump is now looking to turn Inauguration Day into a reality show.

According to The New York Times, Donald Trump met with co-creator of "The Apprentice," Mark Burnett, on Wednesday at Trump Tower to discuss their plans.

Burnett is working to create a spectacular entrance, though he claims Trump wants to make the event about the voters. Speaking to The New York Times was the head of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, Thomas Barrack Jr., who elaborated further on what went on during the meeting.

"The president-elect wants this to be simple.

He wants this to be about the people,” Barrack stated. On the meeting itself, Barrack said the main goal "was about throwing stuff out" about what the "global audience would see." Barrack also spoke about Burnett's role, which will include a week-long event planning, while preparing for the big moment, noting that the reality show producer will "actively (be) involved in producing the inauguration week festivities."

Moving forward

With Inauguration Day just six weeks away, Donald Trump still has a lot of other decisions to make.

As he continues to sit down with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and his transition team, Trump will finalize his cabinet and administration before he heads to the White House on January 20.

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