Joe Hildebrand says he “misses” Donald Trump while criticizing Lord Sugar in The Celebrity Apprentice

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Joe Hildebrand says he ‘misses’ Donald Trump while criticizing Lord Alan Sugar’s performance in The Celebrity Apprentice Australia

Joe Hildebrand ‘misses’ former US President Donald Trump.

The outspoken journalist, 44, made the confession while criticizing Lord Alan Sugar’s performance on the current season of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia in The Daily Telegraph.

The media commentator compared him to Trump, saying of the former host of the US version of the show, “Man, I miss that guy.”

Trump featured here in a 2020 file photo

His husband: Joe Hildebrand [L, in April] ‘misses’ former US President Donald Trump [R, in 2020]

Hildebrand noted that Sugar, who also hosts the UK version of the reality TV show, missed a “ giant floating target ” this week when he didn’t fire Camilla Franks for laying down “ her best performer ” Ross Noble for elimination .

Joe called her move “ petty and idiotic ” and longed for the days when Trump would have “ instinctively ” fired Franks instead.

The Apprentice’s US network NBC cut business ties with Trump in 2015 in light of what they called the Republican candidate’s “ derogatory statements … concerning immigrants. ”

Not a fan: The outspoken journalist, 44, made the confession while criticizing Lord Alan Sugar's [pictured] performing in the current season of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia

Not a fan: The outspoken journalist, 44, made the confession while criticizing Lord Alan Sugar’s [pictured] performing in the current season of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia

Hildebrand’s controversial comments come up just weeks after his bizarre outburst during a live TV appearance Channel sevenis the morning show.

Earlier this month, hosts Larry Emdur and Angela Cox spearheaded a discussion of parents abusing children’s sports game referees with Joe and Natarsha Belling, 45, also formerly of Studio 10.

They asked if parents who misbehave should be punished for speaking specifically about the father of a young tennis star who had an outburst at a referee on the field.

Is everything alright?  Hildebrand dramatically stormed off the set on Wednesday during a performance on The Morning Show

Is everything alright? Hildebrand dramatically stormed off the set on Wednesday during a performance on The Morning Show

But Joe turned the moment into a comedy, screaming, “Absolutely not, and I told you the ball was out!

“This is absolutely ridiculous!” he added, angrily storming off the set.

“He went to channel 10,” Larry laughed.

Just for a laugh: Hosts Larry Emdur and Angela Cox spearheaded a discussion of parents abusing kids' sports game referees with Joe and Natarsha Belling.

Just for a laugh: Hosts Larry Emdur and Angela Cox spearheaded a discussion of parents abusing kids’ sports game referees with Joe and Natarsha Belling.

Just as Larry was about to ask Natarsha her opinion on the matter, Joe returned to the set pretending to be angry and carrying a white bar stool, which he swung.

He didn’t hit, nor was he close to hitting his co-panellists, who knew about the joke and made fun of him.

Joe walked away again to put the chair away, and when he got back, Larry joked, “I like the way Joe comes back as if he’s been invited.”

“I just came back to tell you that I’m now in empathy training,” he joked.

Career: Joe was a panelist on Channel 10's morning program Studio 10 from 2013 until he left in September 2020 due to 'restructuring' within the network

Career: Joe was a panelist on Channel 10’s morning program Studio 10 from 2013 until he left in September 2020 due to ‘restructuring’ within the network

Joe was a panelist on Channel 10’s morning program Studio 10 from 2013 until he left in September 2020 due to ‘restructuring’ within the network.

He left the talk show for another 2GB gig and to continue writing for News Corp.

Natarsha was also on Studio 10 as a newsreader, being released around the same time and made obsolete by the network.

New TV Roles: Natarsha, who appeared with Joe for the live segment, was also in Studio 10 as a newsreader, but was made obsolete by the network around the same time as Joe.  Natarsha, Larry, Kylie Gillies and Joe are depicted from left to right

New TV Roles: Natarsha, who appeared with Joe for the live segment, was also in Studio 10 as a newsreader, but was made obsolete by the network around the same time as Joe. Natarsha, Larry, Kylie Gillies and Joe are depicted from left to right

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