The head of entertainment at NBC said Tuesday that if Donald Trump loses the presidential election, he will not be allowed to return to "Celebrity Apprentice."
"No," Robert Greenblatt told Entertainment Weekly when asked about the possibility of a Trump return. "He would never be back on 'Celebrity Apprentice' as long as I'm here."
Greenblatt made the comment in Beverly Hills on the Television Critics Association press tour, where he was also asked about the consequences of boosting Trump's celebrity profile over the years.
"[W]e were happy to have a show that was doing really well with a guy who was a big TV star, and it's impossible to predict where it goes from there," Greenblatt said. "I think it's surprised all of us that he would want to do this, but I guess that's what's great about this country. But I don't think that there's really that much of a correlation, one to the other."
"I think he's been a prominent figure for so many years that it's probably not surprising that he would embark on this kind of journey, but it is interesting that he was on the show for so long and now he's sort of on the national stage the way he is," he added.
In May, Trump said giving up two seasons of "Celebrity Apprentice" was one of the sacrifices he has made by choosing to run for president.