Schwarzenegger Responds: "Hey Donald, Let's Switch Jobs, Then People Can Finally Sleep Again"

Shortly after Donald Trump slammed Arnold Schwarzenegger's Celebrity Apprentice rating during today's National Prayer Breakfast, saying "I want to just pray for Arnold if we can, for those ratings," the Terminator actor immediately shot back, and took to Twitter to respond to President Trump.

As a reminder, this is what Trump said this morning: "They hired a big, big movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger to take my place, and we know how that turned out," Trump said at the breakfast. "The ratings went right down the tubes. It's been a total disaster. And [producer] Mark [Burnett] will never, ever bet against Trump again, and I want to just pray for Arnold, if we can, for those ratings."

Moments later, Schwarzenegger posted a Twitter video in which he suggested that the president could switch with him and come back to his reality show. The upside: "people can finally sleep comfortably again."

"Hey Donald I have a great idea. Why don’t we switch jobs? You take over TV, because you’re such an expert in ratings, and I take over your job. And then people can finally sleep comfortable again. Hmm?"

A spokesman for Schwarzenegger also sent a statement to ABC News following Trump's Thursday remarks.

“Arnold is praying that President Trump can start improving his own approval ratings, which were the worst in history for an incoming president, by taking his job seriously and working inclusively," spokesman Daniel Ketchell said in the statement.

 A spokesman for Schwarzenegger also sent a statement to ABC News following Trump's Thursday remarks. “Arnold is praying that President Trump can start improving his own approval ratings, which were the worst in history for an incoming president, by taking his job seriously and working inclusively," spokesman Daniel Ketchell said in the statement.

The back and forth lead to Trump's old nemesis, former Mexican president Vicente Fox, to also chime in: "Just do your job, Donald. He looks RIDICULOUS fighting with every single celebrity. Such a CLOWN."

Perhaps what is most concerning is not that the president is engaging in what are otherwise petty ego attacks, but that this may be yet another tactical ruse by Trump to get the media's attention focused on precisely this "conflict" (which will surely boost ratings of The Apprentice), while ignoring the far more pressing issues facing the Trump administration during today's news cycle.