Arnold Schwarzenegger: ‘Stop Whining’ About Trump
Arnold Schwarzenegger believes that, regardless of the outcome of an election, the country must unite behind the winner, even if an individual disagrees with the results.
The Hill reports:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, an actor and former GOP governor of California, urged Americans to come together and “stop whining” about President-elect Donald Trump.
“Now he’s elected, and now it is very important that we all support the president, and that we all come together and we stop whining and it becomes one nation,” Schwarzenegger told Matt Lauer of “Today” on Wednesday.
“When someone is elected, you get 100 percent behind and you help them,” he added.
Schwarzenegger, who will take over as host of Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” show next year, said he didn’t support the president-elect before the election.
“For the first time since I became a citizen in 1983, I will not vote for the Republican candidate for President,” he tweeted in October.
As proud as I am to label myself a Republican, there is one label that I hold above all else – American. My full statement: pic.twitter.com/biRvY8S3aZ
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) October 8, 2016
Trump will maintain his executive producer role on “Celebrity Apprentice” while serving as president. Many have criticized the move, saying he shouldn’t spend time on the reality TV show while in the White House.
“I think it’s perfectly fine that he has executive producer credit because he created the show with Mark Burnett together, so why should his credit go?” Schwarzenegger said. “He made it very clear that he has no interest in being involved. It is now my show; I’m the host; I’m the new boss; and I’m going to run this show.”
Instead of using Trump’s catchphrase, “You’re fired,” on the show, Schwarzenegger joked he’d instead say one of his iconic movie lines like “You’re terminated” or “Get to the chopper.”
Like Trump, Schwarzenegger is another celebrity-turned-politician who ran on the platform of being an outsider. Schwarzenegger served as governor of California from 2003 to 2008.
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