Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced that he won’t cast a vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump in the presidential election.
In a statement posted on Twitter, the former governor of California, has said, “For the first time since I became a citizen in 1983, I will not vote for the Republican candidate for President”.
LA Times reports that Arnold, “faced criticism over his own alleged sexually aggressive behaviour during the 2003 recall election to become California’s governor.” To which his then spokesman had said that, “The candidate has not engaged in improper conduct toward women,” and the allegations were labelled as “political attack”.
He talks about his conflict to vote in the upcoming elections. He even talks about his pride in being a Republican, for joining a “party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan”.
According to Washington Times, Mr. Schwarzenegger said, “But as proud as I am to label myself a Republican, there is one label that I hold above all else — American. So I want to take a moment today to remind my fellow Republicans that it is not only acceptable to choose your country over your party — it is your duty”. His statements came in the day after Mr. Trumps vile video with Billy Bush of 2005, where he talks about grabbing women’s genitalia, was published by The Washington Post.
After Donald Trump was fired from NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, for his derogatory comments on the Mexican immigrants, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the two time governor of California took over him as the host.
Arnold Schwarzenegger never did mention the name of Donald Trump in his statement nor did he talk about his reasons for leaving the party. According to Page Six, the current representative of Arnold has mentioned, “At no point has Gov. Schwarzenegger supported the Republican candidate, Trump”