LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - While political analysts and the general public weigh in on Donald Trump's stunning ascent to the nation's highest office, a Kentucky man is sharing his personal experiences with the president-elect.
Mark Lamkin, a Bullitt County native, spent eight weeks with Trump on season four of NBC's The Apprentice. Lamkin laughed about having been fired by Trump more than ten years ago.
Although he said he was shocked about the election's outcome, he wasn't surprised that Trump was able to win over people.
"The time I spent with him on The Apprentice made me respect him a great deal," Lamkin said. "He is kind of portrayed in the media as this blow hard arguer, but he actually listens. I witnessed that first-hand when working on projects with him. When I had a great idea, he told me it was a great idea. When I had something he didn't like so much, he also told me that."
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Lamkin, who is a financial advisor, suggested having discussions about 401(k)s. He said he does foresee higher interest rates due to Trump's dissatisfaction with the Federal Reserve.