Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger quits Celebrity Apprentice, blames Donald Trump for killing the ratings

Arnold Schwarzenegger has quit the Celebrity Apprentice citing Donald Trump as part of the reason why.

The former Governor of California has said his first season will be his last and blamed the President for the show’s poor ratings.

He claimed people were choosing to boycott the show due to its connections with Mr Trump and said he “doesn’t want to do it again”.

“Even if asked, I would decline,” Schwarzenegger told Empire magazine. “I learned a lot, I had a great time, it was a really great opportunity. But under the circumstances, I don’t want to do it again.”

“With Trump being involved in the show people have a bad taste and don’t want to participate as a spectator or sponsor or in any other way support the show.

“It’s a very divisive period right now and I think the show got caught up in all that division,” he added.

He also blamed Mr Trump for the show’s poor performance.

“It’s not about the show. Because everyone I ran into came up to me and said ‘I love the show…but I turned it off as I read Trump’s name I’m out of there,” Schwarzenegger said.

“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.”

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