Late Friday, Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that he will not be returning as the host of The Celebrity Apprentice and he’s blaming President Trump.
In a statement, Schwarzenegger said,
“I loved every second of working with NBC and 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 the baggage.”
The baggage, he said, referred to the show’s association with Trump, saying that as long as he’s involved people don’t want to participate as a spectator or sponsor.
According to Arnie, too many people started boycotting the show and it showed in the show’s ratings.
The February 13th finale only attracted 3.45 million viewers, a steep drop from the 6.1 million who turned in for Trump’s last season finale in 2015.