Arnold Schwarzenegger slams Trump over press conference with Vladimir Putin: "You stood there like a wet noodle"
The former Republican governor of California felt that Trump sold out the intelligence community, the justice system and the country with this press conference with Putin
Arnold Schwarzenegger is not a big supporter of President Donald Trump and the actor took it upon himself to make that very clear once again. Recently, Trump and the Russian President Vladimir Putin met for a press conference and Arnold thought that the US president played the part of a "fanboy" while standing next to Putin. Arnold, who served as the Republican governor of California from 2003 to 2011, took to Twitter to shed light on why he was disappointed with the press conference. "President Trump, I just saw your press conference with President Putin, and it was embarrassing,” he said in his clip. He added that he wasn't too pleased with what Trump did during the conference, or rather, he was disappointed that he didn't do anything.
"I mean, you stood there like a little-wet noodle, like a little fanboy. I mean, I was asking myself when are you going to ask him for an autograph or for a selfie or something like that," he said. "I mean, you literally sold out with this press conference our intelligence community, our justice system, and, worst of all, our country. You’re the president of the United States. You shouldn’t do that."
Arnold further added, "What’s the matter with you? I mean, whatever happened to the strong words or to the strength of Ronald Reagan? I mean, he stood there at the Berlin Wall and he said, ‘Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.’ What happened to all that?” This is not the first time that Arnold has spoken about his opinion on Trump and his administration.
Speaking to CNN’s Michael Smerconish, Arnold hinted that he was happy Trump made only one visit to California. “I’m so happy that he’s only made one trip,” he said, as reported by Deadline. “Look, I mean the very fact that he doesn’t want us to write-off our state tax is a direct attack on Californians. So I don’t think that he’s been good for California. I don’t think he cares about California and I think California doesn’t care about him.”
He also hinted that he wasn't happy with the policies they had made. “Well, you know I told the Republican party at the Republican convention, it was like 10 years ago that they were dying at the box office. The reason why I said it was because their policies were such that they were not really including everybody. So that they have everybody interested in for instance women. A million women left within a few years because we did not address as a party health care issues," he said.
He further added, "We didn’t address education issues. We didn’t address environmental issues. Those were three issues that were very important to women and we were losing them because we were not addressing those issues. So I was telling them, I said, ‘Look, the way you’re going by being so anti-health care reform and being so anti-environment and stuff like this, we are losing and we’re dying at the box office.”