Arnold Schwarzenegger Trolls Donald Trump Online after His Statement that the 'Terminator' Died
A feud between actor and former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and President Donald Trump has reached a new level. On Thursday, the president claimed the actor had died.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 71, and President Donald Trump, 73, are still feuding over The Celebrity Apprentice which the actor and former governor of California appeared on. According to Yahoo News White House correspondent Hunter Walker, the president declared Schwarzenegger dead at a recent appearance.
"HE DIED ... I WAS THERE."
While speaking during a social media summit at the White House, Trump addressed The Apprentice ratings. He told reporters: “Arnold Schwarzenegger … You know what? He died … I was there.”
Walker shared Trump’s statement on Twitter in a thread and clarified that “Arnold Schwarzenegger is, in fact, alive.” Not willing to back down, the Terminator actor replied with his own tweet.
TERMINATOR RETALIATES AGAINST TRUMP
Schwarzenegger retaliated against the president writing: “I’m still here. Want to compare tax returns, @realDonaldTrump ?” The actor referenced Trump’s tax returns which he failed to release during the 2016 campaign trail.
In 2017, the former governor revealed that he was leaving the reality show as its host because of the “baggage” Trump’s association with it brought. He said at the time that he had enjoyed “working with NBC and Mark Burnett.”
WHERE THE FEUD BEGAN
The actor-turned-governor-turned-presenter even credited the celebrities, crew, and marketing department for his enjoyment on the show. However, he explained he’d work with them again if the show didn’t “have this baggage.”
In an interview before that one, he blamed the show being associated with Trump for the “boycotting” that was going on. The president was still credited as an executive producer and this added to their feud.
ARNOLD BLAMES TRUMP FOR APPRENTICE LOW RATINGS
“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 as a sponsor or in any other way support the show.”
In the same year, Trump reacted to Schwarzenegger’s claims and statements with a tweet. In the post, he accused the actor of doing “a really bad job as Governor of California and even worse on the Apprentice.”
DONALD RESPONDS TO RATINGS DEBACLE
Just as he did on Thursday, the actor reacted to Trump’s tweet by sharing an article about having released his own tax returns.
After the president tried to blame the reality show’s ratings on Schwarzenegger, the actor responded with a Twitter video where he suggested that they switch roles. He offered to be president and told Trump to “take over TV” because he knew so much about ratings.