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Arnold Schwarzenegger quits 'Celebrity Apprentice', blames Donald Trump for decision

The 69-year-old host says he is through with the show because of the president's continuous interference.

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Mar 04, 2017, 10.58 AM IST
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LOS ANGELES: Action star-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger says he will no longer be a part of "Celebrity Apprentice," and has blamed President Donald Trump's continued involvement in the show as a reason for his decision to quit the show.

The 69-year-old host says he is through with the show as he feels the president's continuous interference in the show has brought it a bad reputation, reported Variety.

"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 this baggage," Schwarzenegger says in a statement following an interview with Empire magazine, in which he said that the show suffered from its association with Trump.

"Even if asked (to do it again) I would decline. 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. It's a very divisive period now and I think this show got caught up in all that division," the actor, who once served as a governor of California adds.

Trump serves as an executive producer on the show, even though he left his on-screen role when his presidential campaign began.
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