When Arnold Schwarzenegger was asked why Donald Trump continues his public feud with him from the White House instead of running the country, the former Governator said he thinks it’s because Trump “is in love with” him.
“Why do you think the president is fixated on you?” “The Michael Smerconish Program” host Michael Smerconish asked Schwarzenegger on his Sirius XM broadcast Tuesday. “Why does he keep talking about you through his Twitter feed?”
“I think he’s in love with me,” Schwarzenegger responded.
“Is that what it is?” Smerconish said. “You’ve had a long relationship with [Trump].”
“Yeah, I think so,” the movie star chuckled. “Oh yes.”
Schwarzenegger implored Republicans and Democrats to come together if they want to get anything done.
“I believe very strongly in what [Dwight] Eisenhower said,” Schwarzenegger said. “That politics is like the road: The left and the right is like the gutter, and the center is drivable.”
“And I believe that the action is in the center, and I hope that the politicians wake up one day and just decide that they want to do the people’s work rather than the party’s work. Because the way it is right now, it doesn’t work, nothing is getting accomplished.”
Last week, Schwarzenegger announced that his first season as host of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” would also be his last. Trump is still credited as an executive producer on the show.
“Even if asked, I would decline,” Schwarzenegger told Empire magazine. “I learned a lot, I had a great time, it was a really great opportunity. But under the circumstances, I don’t want to do it again.”
“With Trump being involved in the show people have a bad taste and don’t want to participate as a spectator or sponsor or in any other way support the show,” he added. “It’s a very divisive period right now and I think the show got caught up in all that division.”
In response to his announcement, Trump tweeted last Saturday that Schwarzenegger was “fired” over his “bad (pathetic) ratings” hosting the show.
You should think about hiring a new joke writer and a fact checker. https://t.co/SvAjuPdHfa
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) March 4, 2017
Schwarzenegger fired back, tweeting that Trump “should think about hiring a new joke writer and a fact checker.”