The President disputes Schwarzenegger’s claim that he is voluntarily leaving his role as the star of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” after one season.
Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t voluntarily leaving the Apprentice, he was fired by his bad (pathetic) ratings, not by me. Sad end to great show
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
“Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t voluntarily leaving the Apprentice, he was fired by his bad (pathetic) ratings, not by me. Sad end to great show,” Trump tweeted Saturday morning.
It does seem like sour grapes from Schwarzenegger as he blames everything on Trump…
Arnold Schwarzenegger told NBC he’s leaving “The Celebrity Apprentice.” Here’s his statement: pic.twitter.com/HXS6w1vqlb
— John Koblin (@koblin) March 3, 2017
“It’s not about the show,” Schwarzenegger said. “Because everyone I ran into came up to me and said ‘I love the show … but I turned it off because as soon as I read Trump’s name I’m outta there!’
He added: “When people found out that Trump was still involved as executive producer and was still receiving money from the show, then half the people [started] boycotting it.”
The Washington Examiner reports,
Trump is still credited as an executive producer of the show, though he claims to have no further dealings with it.
The president’s tweet about Schwarzenegger came an hour after accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower in New York City, where much of the show takes place.