Arnold Schwarzenegger Blames Trump For Celebrity Apprentice Flop

Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he won't be returning to host Celebrity Apprentice, and blamed President Trump for the show's poor ratings.

Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he won’t be returning to host Celebrity Apprentice, while attempting to blame President Trump for the NBC reality show’s poor ratings this season.

In an interview with Empire magazine, the washed-up Terminator star blamed Trump for the show’s flop, even though Trump had absolutely nothing to do with it. An angry Schwarzenegger said it wasn’t his spiritless performance that made Celebrity Apprentice such a bore to watch, but rather it was Trump’s dominating “presence” that caused him to quit.

Schwarzenegger, complaining that Trump “continuously mocked the show’s ratings” throughout  the disastrous season, said “Even if asked [to do it again] I would decline.

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.”

“I won’t be back.”

The eighth installment of Celebrity Apprentice aired from January 2 to Feb. 13, and ratings hit rock bottom as Schwarzenegger failed to convince in the role of boardroom titan.

However Schwarzenegger is refusing to face up to the fact it was his performance as host that drove away millions of viewers. By blaming Trump for the show’s poor season, Schwarzenegger reveals himself as a sore loser. Trump is the reason the show was successful in the first place.

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

It’s not about the show,” he explained. “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!‘”

NBC did everything they could to promote the show and [producer] Mark Burnett did a fantastic job. No one really knew that this was going to happen and I think that everyone was caught off guard.

Baxter Dmitry

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  • mike

    Putin did it

  • Frank C

    He’ right. It’s Trump’s fault for leaving the show to Arnold!

  • Black Swan

    It must be his consumption of steroids and he desires to go back to weightlifting.

  • Brian Harris

    Arnie, who mocked Lou Ferigno and Lou’s mother, while he was smoking marijuana in his limo (Yep, they removed this scene from Arnie’s movie about body building), who cheated on his wife, sired a bastard with his illegal alien house keeper, and whose only claim to fame in hollywood is playing a murderous robot, and is a descendant of a nazi (like fatherland, like son)… and he can’t figure out why he’s a flop…

  • Jan Franskmann

    A lack of attention old Arni? Get used to getting old