As Arnold Schwarzenegger takes over NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” the former Governator says America should “stop whining” about Donald Trump.
“Now, he is elected, and it’s important we all support the president and we all come together and we stop whining and it becomes one nation,” Schwarzenegger said on the Today show on Thursday.
The actor was vocal about not voting for Trump during the election, tweeting in October, “For the first time since I became a citizen in 1983, I will not vote for the Republican candidate for President.” This came right after a leaked tape in which Trump made lewd comments about women.
“Like Obama said, it’s not blue states, its not red states, it’s the United States of America,” he added. “When someone is elected, then you go 100 percent behind them and you help them, and you help them shape the future of the country.”
Schwarzenegger continued, “I am 100 percent behind him and I will do everything I can do to help.”
“The New Celebrity Apprentice” with Schwarzenegger as the host will premiere on Jan. 2, with Trump keeping his executive producer credit. Last week, the president-elect announced he would continue claiming a “big stake” in the reality series, which he co-produced with super-producer Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Voice”).
“I think it’s perfectly fine that he has executive producer credit because he created the show with Mark Burnett together, so why should his credit go?” Schwarzenegger said. “He made it very clear that he has no interest in being involved. It is now my show, I’m the host, I’m the new boss and I’m going to run this show.”
Watch his interview below.