Schwarzenegger Quits ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ Citing Show’s ‘Baggage’

Actor and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger attends the 51st Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, 7 February 2015. Photo by: Andreas Gebert/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
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That didn’t take long.

Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that has left his post as host of “The Celebrity Apprentice” after just one season, saying that he’d be happy to work with the team involved again if not for the “baggage” associated with President Donald Trump’s old show.

Here’s Schwarzenegger’s statement, via The New York Times’ John Koblin:

Though the statement doesn’t specifically mention Trump, Schwarzenegger was likely referring to the President in regards to “baggage.” He and Trump notably traded barbs earlier this year, when Trump brought up Schwarzenegger’s ratings as host and asked attendees at the National Prayer Breakfast to pray for him.

At the time, the action star hit back in a Facebook video: “Hey Donald, I have a great idea. Why don’t we switch jobs? You take over TV, because you’re such an expert in ratings, and I take over your job. Then people can finally sleep comfortably again.”

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