While President Trump's victory in the 2016 Presidential Election has affected the country as a whole, it has also rippled through the world of Hollywood and entertainment. And aside from the politically charged acceptance speeches we're likely to see at Awards Ceremonies for the foreseeable future, CBS also had the task of replacing Trump on The Celebrity Apprentice. That role went to actor and former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger. And while Arnold's big personality seems like a perfect fit for the reality competition show, it turns out that he won't be staying for long.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has just revealed that he's already finished working on The New Celebrity Apprentice forever. After just one season, Schwarzenegger has decided he'd rather not return to the show, if he'd be asked. This reveal comes to us from Empire Magazine, where Schwarzenegger revealed how it was President Trump himself that inspired him to leave his role as host.
It looks like all the hate that The New Celebrity Apprentice has been receiving for its association with President Trump has gotten the better of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
This should actually not come to much of a surprise, for those who have been following the feud between Arnold Schwarzenegger and President Trump himself. Trump has repeatedly taken to Twitter (duh) to tear down both the new series, as well as Schwarzenegger's hosting abilities. The Governator has been eager to respond back in both text and videos, revealing his apparent disdain for Trump and his administration.
In fact, Arnold Schwarzenegger opened up even more to Empire. He revealed that he a great time he had working on The New Celebrity Apprentice, but how the backlash in response to Trump's involvement in the series led many fans to turn their back on the series.
It's important to note when The New Celebrity Apprentice actually filmed. Production wrapped nearly a year ago, when Donald Trump was focusing on his campaign. There's no way that the producers at CBS, as well as Arnold and the contestants, could have predicted how the Presidential Election would turn out, or how tumultuous the country would become.
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