“I do not have an enemy”- Despite His Continuing Feud With Donald Trump, Arnold Schwarzenegger Makes a Bold Political Statement

Published 10/10/2023, 11:56 AM EDT

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, in addition to his burgeoning acting career, ventured into the political arena. At 76 years old, the actor has been a member of the Republican Party, the same party from which Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign. Schwarzenegger’s political journey had its share of ups and downs, as he skillfully navigated the delicate balance between Republicans and Democrats. Nevertheless, his centrist approach did not escape criticism.

Having distanced himself from the political arena while promoting his book Be Useful, the actor made a striking political declaration on The Late Show. Surprisingly, this completely disregarded his longstanding feud with Donald Trump.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and his bold political statement escaping the Trump feud

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Despite belonging to the same party, Schwarzenegger and Trump had a strained history. Both served as executive producers on The Apprentice. However, when the ratings dipped during Schwarzenegger’s tenure as host, Trump took a dig at the actor in 2017. Amidst discussions about his potential return to the Republican Party, Schwarzenegger had a fitting response. During an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he remarked, “I do not have an enemy.”

This statement was a bold political move, considering the ongoing feud between the two former leaders. Schwarzenegger did not mince words when responding to Trump’s remarks about The Apprentice. In a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, when asked about Trump’s weight being 215 pounds, the actor quipped that it could be accurate as long as there is no climate change and no need to reduce pollution. This serves as clear evidence that, while Schwarzenegger may not have any personal enmity, Trump remains a long-standing political rival for the actor.

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Speaking of political statements, Schwarzenegger recently mused that he could have been a terrific president.

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Schwarzenegger, despite his foreign-born status preventing a presidential bid, expressed his presidential aspirations during a chat with Howard Stern. He mentioned that many people wished he could be president because of his energy and passion for various causes, including environmental efforts and bridging political divides.

The seven times Mr. Olympia winner candidly discussed how he had criticized former President Donald Trump. He further asserted that he could have been a great president himself. The former governor emphasized his commitment to overcoming challenges, comparing them to mountains he continues to climb, even though the presidency was an unattainable peak.

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Riva Khan is an entertainment reporter at NetflixJunkie. Given her love for the language and writing, she has honed her narrative skills from a young age. She loves her latest tea in Hollywood and keeps an eye on the news.

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