Trump calls off his bet with MSNBC host

GOP presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBiden heading to Kansas City to promote infrastructure package Trump calls Milley a 'f---ing idiot' over Afghanistan withdrawal First rally for far-right French candidate Zemmour prompts protests, violence MORE is calling off his bet of one year’s salary with MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell over the accuracy of Trump’s financial disclosure forms.

“Well, I’m very disappointed, because I was really all set to go after him this morning,” Trump said Friday on “Morning Joe." “But it’s hard to do that now. And now I feel guilty if I do that.”


Trump issued the bet on Thursday after O’Donnell accused him of lying about profits he made making “The Apprentice,” his former NBC show.

The real estate mogul cemented his 2016 presidential bid Wednesday by filing his personal financial disclosure paperwork with the government.

He told the Federal Election Commission that he made more than $200 million for 14 seasons of work on his popular reality television series.

O’Donnell challenged that amount on Thursday, arguing that other shows were more profitable than Trump’s.

“It’s a lie, Joe, a complete and total lie,” O’Donnell told host Joe Scarborough on MSNBC that morning. “Let me explain something to you, Donald Trump didn’t even make a million dollars in his first year.”

“Trump has been one of the lowest-paid people to have an hour-long show,” he added.

Trump then bet O’Donnell a year of the MSNBC host’s salary over his comments, but O’Donnell expressed remorse during Thursday evening’s broadcast of “The Last Word” for doubting Trump’s sincerity about his earnings.

“I don’t want the prize for the guy who uses the meanest words in the debate,” O’Donnell said that night.

“So no, Donald, there won’t be any bet, because I would never bet about anything,” O’Donnell added. “And I might be wrong.”

“He is wrong. He is wrong,” Trump insisted Friday. “I mean, these are certified numbers.”

“OK, I will not issue a challenge,” Trump told Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on “Morning Joe” after hearing O’Donnell had apologized. “Let’s get on to more important things.”