Donald Trump has tendered in a congratulatory message to Arnold Schwarzennegger who is now the new host of the 'Celebrity Apprentice.'
On Monday, September 14, NBC announced that the boardroom competition series will continue with the former Californian governor as its host. Trump stepped down from the reality show after he announced his candidacy for president earlier this year and the network cut ties with him over his inflammatory remarks about Mexican immigrants.
Trump, who seem to agree with NBC's replacement choice tweeted after the news broke on Sept. 14:
Schwarzenegger hasn't responded to Trump’s congrats, but did take to Twitter to acknowledge the positive reception to his casting.
In its release, NBC touted that Trump had "helped raise more than $15 million for charity” during the seven seasons of 'Celebrity Apprentice.' Executive producer Mark Burnett also noted,
"After leaving the show to run for political office, Donald made it clear that he wanted ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ to be able to continue to raise millions of dollars annually for worthy causes, and now NBC and I have found an amazing new leader to do just that. Gov. Schwarzenegger will use his vast and highly successful business, political and media experience to drive this hit franchise to new heights," Burnett said.