Donald Trump Face-to-Face with Replacement at Debate

9/14/2015 10:32 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mark Burnett is a genius ... not exactly news, but the timing of the announcement that Arnold Schwarzenegger will become the new host of 'Celebrity Apprentice' couldn't be better, because we've learned Arnold will be front and center at Wednesday's Republican debate. 

We're told the former California governor was always planning to attend the 2nd debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, and the timing of the announcement is not accidental.

Our sources say there will be some contact between Donald and Arnold ... likely a handshake and a short conversation that will not be picked up on mic.