Arnold Schwarzenegger: ‘I Wasn’t Fired From Celebrity Apprentice’
However, less than an hour after Trump published his insulting tweet, Schwarzenegger took to his own account on the platform to launch his counterattack. “You should think about hiring a new joke writer and a fact checker,” Schwarzenegger quipped. The celebrities have been involved in public feuds throughout Schwarzenegger’s stint as host of the 15th season of The Celebrity Apprentice, with Trump frequently taunting the Total Recall star for drawing in poorer ratings than he did as the host of the show.
Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t voluntarily leaving the Apprentice, he was fired by his bad (pathetic) ratings, not by me. Sad end to great show— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
Schwarzenegger explained he decided to quit thanks to Trump’s constant meddling. “It’s not about the show,” Schwarzenegger noted, “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!’ “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.” “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.”
You should think about hiring a new joke writer and a fact checker. https://t.co/SvAjuPdHfa— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) March 4, 2017