“It’s a shame, it’s a shame,” Trump said during an exclusive interview with NBCChicago. “I feel very badly for him. He’s going through a lot.”
Blagojevich has been vilified, scorned, lampooned, laughed at and convicted of lying to the FBI, but in the aftermath of his confusing corruption trial few people (for better or worse) have attempted to elicit sympathy for the former governor. Except the Donald, who said he followed the trial of his former reality show contestant.
“I got to know him through Celebrity Apprentice,” he said. “I found him to be a very nice guy. But what do I know?”
Blagojevich was fired from the show during the fifth episode for failing to properly coordinate a Wizarding World of Harry Potter exhibit. During the episode it was learned that the governor was terrible at using technology.
Despite the kind words, Trump said he’d be hesitant to give Blagojevich another shot on the popular reality show.
“I don’t think it would be appropriate to give him a second chance in this case,” Trump said.