Remember when Arnold Schwarzenegger got into politics? He became the “governator” of California, and it was a disaster.
Perhaps Steve Lopez of the LA Times summed up Schwarzenegger’s tenure best:
So Schwarzenegger went from sexual harassment allegations as he entered office to a sex scandal on his way out of office. There’s a neat symmetry to it all, especially when you consider that while he was governor, all of California got screwed.
The man who was against borrowing broke borrowing records.
The man who said he didn’t need to raise campaign donations raised more than anyone.
The man who replaced a governor with a 22% popularity rating ended up matching that all-time low.
The man who promised to balance the budget left office with record deficits.
So no wonder President Donald Trump used the National Prayer Breakfast to take a jab at Schwarzenegger.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined the growing list of prominent Republicans who are denouncing Donald Trump after he was caught making lewd remarks about women in a 2005 video that leaked on Friday.
Schwarzenegger did not specifically use Trump’s name in his statement, posted on Instagram on Saturday, but explicitly said he would not vote for the Republican candidate for president.
The former Governor of California said it would be the first time since he became an American citizen in 1983 that he would not be casting a ballot for the GOP.
Trump renewed the feud on Thursday during a free-flowing monologue at the National Prayer Breakfast. In referencing Mark Burnett, the show’s producer who had introduced him, Trump quipped:
“When I ran for president, I had to leave the show. That’s when I knew for sure I was doing it,” Trump said Thursday.
“They hired a big, big movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to take my place. And we know how that turned out. The ratings went right down the tubes. It’s been a total disaster and Mark will never ever bet against Trump again, and I want to just pray for Arnold if we can,” Trump joked.
“Hey Donald, I have a great idea — why don’t we switch jobs?” Schwarzenegger said.
“You take over TV, because you’re such an expert in ratings, and I take over your job.
“And then people can finally sleep comfortably again,” he added.
Nice try, Terminator.
I think the record of each of these men speaks for themselves. An aging muscle man, and the seemingly ageless billionaire mogul with the trophy wife.
Allow me to tweet for President Trump.
Hey Arnold, I have a great idea too — why don’t you find another babysitter to have sex with. Oh, and where are all those muscles now. Underneath that shirt is a flabalanche.