During his 2004 appearance, Trump appeared alongside Hammond (as Regis Philbin) and Amy Poehler (as Kelly Ripa) in a sketch about “The Apprentice,” which had debuted that year.
“It’s huge, Reg, it’s just huge,” Trump said of his show. “You know it’s the highest-rated show on television.”
Trump isn’t the first presidential candidate to host the NBC show. Steve Forbes was a candidate when he hosted in 1996, a gig that brought us the comedy gem below. Al Sharpton hosted in 2003.
Trump’s appearance on the show next month will feature Sia as musical guest.