Who Gives A Hell? Trump And Schwarzenegger Feud Over Celebrity Apprentice Ratings

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IBT News   By Pranshu Rathi        Posted Sun., Mar.05, 2017

Schwarzenegger, Hollywood superstar and former governor of California, found himself embroiled in another twitter feud with U.S. President Donald Trump after the latter trolled him on Twitter on Saturday.

In his tweet, Trump alleged that Schwarzenegger was fired as the host of “The New Celebrity Apprentice” due to his poor ratings — contradicting what the latter said Friday in an interview with the Empire magazine.

“Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t voluntarily leaving the Apprentice, he was fired by his bad (pathetic) ratings, not by me. Sad end to great show.” Trump tweeted on Saturday.

Schwarzenegger replied back to his tweet and said: “You should think about hiring a new joke writer and a fact checker.”

After hosting just one season, Arnold Schwarzenegger announced his departure from the NBC show on Friday and said that Trump mocking him regarding the ratings of the reality TV show was just one example of the “baggage” surrounding the show. 

“Even if asked [to do it again] I would decline,” Schwarzenegger told  Empire magazine. “I learned a lot, I had a great time, it was a really great opportunity. But under the circumstances, I don’t want to do it again. 

With Trump being involved in the show, people have a bad taste and don’t want to participate as a spectator or sponsor or in any other way support the show. It’s a very divisive period right now and I think the show got caught up in all that division.”

Trump, who hosted the “Apprentice” franchise from 2003 to 2015, had earlier taken a dig at Schwarzenegger during his address at the National Prayer Breakfast, when he asked the audience to “pray for Arnold’s ratings,” sparking the first feud between the two since Trump took office. Schwarzenegger shot back in a video and said: “You take over TV, cause you’re such an expert in ratings, and I take over your job and then people can finally sleep comfortably again.” 

According to data analyzed by the Nielsen company, the show’s 15th season, which Schwarzenegger was a part of, did very poorly among younger audiences. The show averaged fewer than five million viewers per episode, far below any other edition or season of the show, except for a 2010 Trump-hosted edition without celebrities, according to the Guardian.

However, compared to the ratings of the first season between 2003 and 2004, viewership of the show has been steadily declining almost every year season and Schwarzenegger implied that the current ratings were to do with the ongoing political climate and opposition to Trump.

“It’s not about the show,” Schwarzenegger said. “Because everyone I ran into came up to me and said ‘I love the show…but I turned it off 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.” 

Source:  http://www.ibtimes.com/celebrity-apprentice-ratings-row-trump-schwarzenegger-feud-explained-2502481

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Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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