Arnold Schwarzenegger Ditches Apprentice Gig: Nobody Wants Anything To Do With It Because Trump

The Washington Post reports:

Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Friday that he will not be returning for another season of “Celebrity Apprentice” — and he blamed President Trump for the show’s dwindling ratings. Schwarzenegger informed NBC of his decision Friday and confirmed the news in a statement sent by his representative to The Washington Post:

“I loved every second of working with NBC and Mark Burnett,” Mr. Schwarzenegger said, referring to the creator of “The Apprentice.” “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.”

“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,” Schwarzenegger said in that interview. “It’s a very divisive period now, and I think this show got caught up in all that division.”