NBC: Trump won’t be back on ‘Apprentice’
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When asked Thursday if the GOP presidential candidate could ever return to the reality competition, an NBC executive said, “Absolutely not,” according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Matthew Belloni.


The network broke ties with Trump — who hosted the long-running “Apprentice” and “Celebrity Apprentice” shows — following the White House hopeful’s controversial remarks on immigration.

During his June campaign announcement, Trump said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best … They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

“Due to recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump,” the company said in June.

At the Television Critics Association summer press tour Thursday in Los Angeles, NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt revealed “Celebrity Apprentice” would not be back next season but would make a return to the airwaves with a new host, The Associated Press reported.

NBC also praised Trump, calling him a “lovely guy” to work with and saying the network and the current Republican front-runner had a “congenial” and “really great relationship.”

Greenblatt also commented on Trump’s presidential campaign, reportedly saying, “The world likes a star, and he’s a star.”