NBC executives are being accused of allowing "Celebrity Apprentice" host Donald Trump to spread "racist" untruths against President Barack Obama, reports the Los Angeles Times.
The latest accusations come from MSNBC commentator Lawrence O’Donnell. MSNBC and NBC are part of the same company, NBCUniversal, the story points out.
O’Donnell’s criticisms underscore the possibility that the network won’t be able to continue with Trump as host of one of its highest-rated shows, given he is considering running for president, the story notes.
"NBC has created a monster who is using his NBC fame to spew hatred reeking with racist overtones and undertones," O’Donnell said on his show.
Trump has said he won’t say whether he’ll run for president until after the May 22 finale of "Celebrity Apprentice.” NBC representatives declined to comment on O’Donnell’s remarks, the piece adds.