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Trump Backlash Gets Ads Pulled From 'Apprentice' Website Bloomberg

After customers complained about Donald Trump's political activities, one advertiser has said it won't allow its ads to appear on the website for NBC's "The Apprentice," reports Bloomberg.

The marketer is Groupon. The company isn't a show sponsor, but its ads sometimes appear on the show's site, the story says.

“Enough consumers contacted us to warrant ensuring that we don’t place ads on ‘The Apprentice’ home page in the future,” Groupon said in a statement.

The company stressed that it isn't a political statement, but a move to avoid upsetting some customers. Trump has been in the spotlight as he questioned President Barack Obama's U.S. birth, asking for documents to prove he was born in the country. Trump’s "birther" campaign prompted Obama this week to make his long-form birth certificate public.

NBC didn't immediately comment.