Arnold Schwarzenegger calls Greta Thunberg 'fantastic', says 'politicians are listening' because of her climate activism

The two seemed to have become great friends, with the 'Predator' star recently loaning his electric car to the Swedish activist so she could drive to Canada for a march against climate change. 


                            Arnold Schwarzenegger calls Greta Thunberg 'fantastic', says 'politicians are listening' because of her climate activism

Arnold Schwarzenneger has expressed his support for teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, calling her "fantastic" and saying that "politicians are listening" now because of her efforts.

The seven-time Mr. Olympia is currently busy with press rounds for 'Dark Fate', the latest Terminator film, in which he stars alongside Linda Hamilton, who reprises her role as Sarah Connor, Independent reports. Schwarzenneger told Sky News that he tries to steer clear of political commentary nowadays as it “gets in the way of good policy."

Arnold Schwarzenegger, founder of the R20, speaks at the Climate Kirtag portion of the R20 Austrian World Summit on May 28, 2019, in Vienna, Austria. (Getty Images)

Nonetheless, he asserted his support for Thunberg, calling her "fantastic." “She’s a child and here’s children saying ‘when you screw this up with the environment, it’s our generation that’s going to suffer’," Schwarzenneger said. "I think that’s a very compelling message and I think politicians are listening.”

“Of course I will be as supportive of her as possible to try and get her message out,” he said.

Schwarzenegger and Thunberg have become great friends in the past few months, after first meeting in May at a climate summit in Austria, Schwarzenegger’s home country. As we previously reported, the 'Predator' star recently loaned his car to the Swedish climate change activist so she could drive to Canada for a march against climate change. 

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg sets sail for New York in the 60ft Malizia II yacht from Mayflower Marina, on August 14, 2019, in Plymouth, England. (Getty Images)

Thunberg, while appearing on a Scandinavian talk show 'Skavlan' filmed in New York, said that the offer made by Schwarzenegger was "one of the funniest" she had received. 

"A lot of people have offered to lend us, for example, their electric car," the activist said at the time. "One of the funniest offers I've received is that Arnold Schwarzenegger has offered to lend his electric car if I want to."

Thunberg, who subsequently led a massive protest in Montreal on September 27, has been avoiding flights on her recent travels. She famously traveled in a zero-carbon emissions sailing boat for a 15-day voyage from Britain to take part in the UN Climate Summit in New York. 

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