Arnold Schwarzenegger has a message for "The New Celebrity Apprentice": "You're terminated."
Schwarzenegger released a statement quitting the reality series: "I loved every second of working with NBC and [executive producer] Mark Burnett. Everyone — from the celebrities to the crew to the marketing department — was a straight 10, and I would absolutely work with all of them again on a show that doesn't have this baggage."
That "baggage" has the name of Donald Trump. In a recent interview with Empire, Schwarzenegger complained that Trump's association with the show was driving down ratings.
"Even if asked [to do it again] I would decline. With Trump being involved in the show people have a bad taste and don't want to participate as a spectator or as a sponsor or in any other way support the show," he said.
Trump himself has badmouthed Schwarzenegger's appearance on "Celebrity Apprentice," even though he still has a financial stake in the show as an executive producer:
Yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger did a really bad job as Governor of California and even worse on the Apprentice...but at least he tried hard!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2017
NBC did not comment on Schwarzenegger's statement, and the network has not confirmed if the show will be picked up for another season.
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