Arnold Schwarzenegger leaves ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ — and blames Trump for ratings drop

Caitlin Gibson | The Washington Post -- 

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.”