A top executive for NBC dismissed the notion that reality television star Donald Trump's often incendiary political rhetoric has inflicted damage on the network's reputation, saying in an interview published online Sunday that the real estate mogul would be dealt with if he were to "cross a line."
“I don’t think what he’s doing in his personal life is going to corrupt what is happening on the show,” NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt told Entertainment Weekly. “That said, if he becomes somehow hurtful or says or does things that cross a line, we would figure out what to do about that.”
Greenblatt also seemed to indicate that network officials talked Trump out of a presidential bid
“We talked to him about running for president, wasn’t that good enough?” Greenblatt joked.