Somehow Senanator doesn’t have as great of a ring to it as Governator — but Arnold Schwarzenegger is considering a run for U.S. Senate nonetheless, according to a Politico report that quotes unnamed GOP insiders.
This “would give Arnold the stage to jam Trump for the next 16 months,” one unnamed veteran GOP strategist who spoke on condition of anonymity told Politico.
The former California governor and “Terminator” star is said to be eyeing the 2018 Senate race, when Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, would be up for reelection at 85 years old.
For months, Trump has been targeting Schwarzenegger on Twitter. In January, POTUS tore into his lackluster “Celebrity Apprentice” TV ratings. “Wow, the ratings are in and Arnold Schwarzenegger got ‘swamped’ (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT,” the “ratings machine” himself tweeted out Friday morning. “So much for being a movie star-and that was season 1 compared to season 14. Now compare him to my season 1.”
Another time, Trump tweeted: “When I ran for president, I had to leave the show. They hired a big, big movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger to take my place and we know how that turned out. The ratings went right down the tubes.”
Schwarzenegger has responded to most of Trump’s digs, at one time even asking Trump: “Why don’t we switch jobs?”
But a Senate run? That would be the ultimate response.