Donald Trump knows a thing or two about the entertainment industry and despite many experts who believe Charlie may need some sort of rehab, The Donald feels differently, dubbing the 45-year-old actor “a winner” and claiming that he is “not doing so bad.”
“Well, I’m actually saying he’s a winner,” Donald told Access Hollywood‘s Billy Bush today during an interview. “I know charlie. He’s not doing so badly. I thought he be a wreck. I think so far Charlie’s been a winner.”
So does Donald want to cast him on the next season of the Celebrity Apprentice?
“I would love to have him, but I’ll be honest I think they are going to end up signing him for a lot more money then he was getting paid in the first place,” Donald explained. “It’s all about ratings in this crazy business and if you have ratings you can be the worst person in the world but they will sign you.”
Rumors have circulated that Two and a Half Men may continue on without Charlie. Billy asked Donald if that would be a “dangerous” move on behalf of CBS.
“I think with Charlie they will do better then they have ever before and the show was already doing well,” he said. “I think Charlie will be a big star for a long time to come.”
“He must be a PR person’s nightmare,” Donald said laughing, “But I really get a great kick out a Charlie. I think he’s gonna be just fine.
What advice does he have for the wayward star?
“I think he has to chill a little bit now,” Donald said. “He’s sort of terrific in a certain way, and he’s not as far gone as I would have thought. I think he is doing just fine and he is great entertainment.”
Catch Donald talk Charlie in the clip below. Are you surprised by the moguls reaction?