01/07/2013 09:43 am ET Updated Jan 07, 2013

NBC Chief: Network May Act If Donald Trump 'Says Or Does Things That Cross A Line'

NBC chief Bob Greenblatt said that the network is keeping watch over "Apprentice" host Donald Trump.

The real estate mogul stoked controversy with his repeated harassment of President Obama during the 2012 election. Barbara Walters implored Trump to stop, and even his own children reportedly intervened.

Deadline Hollywood reported that Greenblatt addressed the network's controversial star at the 2013 winter Television Critics Association press tour on Sunday.

"He has his political belief system but I really don’t think what he’s doing in his personal life is going to corrupt what he’s doing on the show," Greenblatt said. He continued, "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."

He also said that the network convinced Trump to not run for president. "Wasn't that good enough?" Greenblatt joked.

NBC has come under pressure from some critics over its relationship with Trump. In 2011, Lawrence O'Donnell blasted the network for keeping Trump on-air. Brian Williams also slammed Trump — saying that he "has driven well past the last exit to relevance and peered into something closer to irresponsible here" — during the election season.



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