Marcus Lemonis ‘Fires’ Trump Over Safari Shoot
Good Sam Enterprises LLC, a recreational vehicle membership club and a season 12 sponsor of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” reality show, will not be reprising their role on Donald Trump’s show anytime soon, according to a report that ran on the TMZ (Thirty Mile Zone) website today (March 15) and reported by RVing Examiner.
The TMZ report suggests that Good Sam Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis was so incensed by photos of an African hunting safari that showed Donald Trump Jr. – one of the Celebrity Apprentice judges – and Eric Trump standing next to their trophy kills that Good Sam Enterprises and Lincolnshire, Ill.-based Camping World will not be supporting the New York based business mogul’s TV show in the future.
Camping World Chairman and CEO Lemonis, who has essentially “fired The Donald,” insisted that “I wouldn’t spend another nickel with them,” according to the TMZ report.
Camping World – Good Sam’s sister company – was a task sponsor on an outdoor recreation segment in the 2011 series of Celebrity Apprentice where competing celebrities vie for a $250,000 check for their favorite charity.
The company was scheduled to be the focus of a celebrity task in April. No word on the status of that episode.