Donald Trump responded to he and NBC parting ways Monday, saying it was actually his decision to part from the network and “The Apprentice.”
“They did not want me to run. They wanted me to do The Apprentice,” Trump said while speaking at an event in Chicago. “And now with my statements on immigration which happen to be correct, they are going to take a different stance and that’s OK. Whatever they want to do is OK with me,” said Trump. ”
As far as ending the relationship, I have to do that because my view on immigration is much different than the people at NBC.”
Trump also reportedly threatened to add NBC to his list of media companies he’ll be suing.
Trump on NBC ending business relationship: I’ll be suing Univision…maybe I’ll be suing NBC too.
– Athena Jones (@AthenaCNN) June 29, 2015
This he said, she said is highly likely to result in a standstill, but it’s most likely NBC initiated the split with Trump, who as a result, is trying to save face while ginning publicity for his presidential campaign.
Trump has been with NBC for a decade, hosting the reality contest where he decided which aspiring businessman or woman would get hired into his organization–and which would receive the infamous, “You’re fired!”