Having been “the Governator” isn’t enough for Arnold Schwarzenegger, who now says he would’ve run for president this year — if there wasn’t one minor setback.
“If I’d been born in America, I would’ve run,” the native Austrian told Adweek in an interview published Monday. “Because now? This was a very good time to get in the race.”
But he can’t, so Arnie fans have to settle with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump this election.
Schwarzenegger added that he will be voting for anybody but Trump. In a tweet from Oct. 8, the actor declared that this would be his first time since becoming a citizen in 1983 that he would not be voting for the Republican party.
“As proud as I am to label myself a Republican, there is one label that I hold above all else: American,” he wrote. “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.”
As proud as I am to label myself a Republican, there is one label that I hold above all else – American. My full statement: pic.twitter.com/biRvY8S3aZ
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) October 8, 2016
Schwarzenegger’s tweet was posted just one day after an “Access Hollywood” video was leaked in which Trump and Billy Bush made lewd remarks about women, where the GOP nominee was bragging about being able to do anything he wanted to women because of his celebrity status.
“I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything,” he said. “Grab ‘em by the p—-.”