The feud between Donald Trump and Arnold Schwarzenegger continues. On the heels of a new Gallup poll that put the president’s approval rating at a low of 37 percent, the former governor of California tweeted a video in which he mocked Trump. Schwarzenegger also took the opportunity to criticize Trump’s recently released budget proposal, which would cut funding for programs like Meals on Wheels and the National Endowment for the Arts.
“Oh, Donald — the ratings are in, and you got swamped,” Schwarzenegger said in the video. “Wow. Now you’re in the thirties? But what do you expect? I mean when you take away afterschool programs for children and meals on wheels for the poor people, that’s not what you call ‘making America great again’. Come on!”
He continued, “I mean, who is advising you? Let me give you some advice: go to a middle school — the Hart Middle School, right in Washington, six miles away from the White House. I’ll take you there, so you can see the fantastic work that they’re doing for these children. Let’s do it, huh?”
Schwarzenegger also included a link to the website of After-School All-Stars — a nonprofit he founded — which partners with schools to provide afterschool programs for low-income students to keep the kids safe and expand their learning opportunities.
Schwarzenegger and Trump have been feuding on Twitter for months.
“I loved every second of working with NBC and Mark Burnett. Everyone — from the celebrities to the crew to the marketing department — was a straight 10, and I would absolutely work with all of them again on a show that doesn’t have this baggage,” he said in a statement.
A day later, Trump claimed on Twitter that Schwarzenegger didn’t voluntarily quit the show, but that “he was fired by his bad (pathetic) ratings, not by me. Sad end to great show.”
Schwarzenegger fired back at Trump’s claim with a tweet of his own, writing to the president, “You should think about hiring a new joke writer and a fact checker.” Asked in an interview (a couple days later) on SiriusXM’s The Michael Smerconish Program why the president continues to berate him online, Schwarzenegger said simply, “I think he’s in love with me.”
Watch Schwarzenegger’s Twitter video below:
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) March 21, 2017
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