Arnold Schwarzenegger: I Would Have Run For U.S. President

Arnold Schwarzenegger (movie star) wishes he was eligible to contest for president this year.


Movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger told Adweek, “If I’d been born in America, I would’ve run”. Schwarzenegger is ineligible to be US president because he was born in Austria.

After the leaking of the 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape in which Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was heard bragging about groping women, Schwarzenegger announced on Twitter to his nearly 4 million followers that he would not be voting for the real-estate mogul.


“For the first time since I became a citizen in 1983, I will not vote for the Republican candidate for president,”he wrote.

Schwarzenegger might have been similarly successful as Trump at marketing himself in a presidential race. As California governor, Schwarzenegger was known to use stunts and gimmicks to get people’s attention – this was a strategy it leant in the 1960s.

He also said, “I realized early on in bodybuilding that you have to be able to sell yourself, your ideas, your position to the public”. “You have to set yourself apart, whether it’s policy or movies. How do you make them remember you?”

Fiscally conservative and socially liberal, Schwarzenegger would certainly have rocked the boat if he were allowed to run in this race.

“I didn’t love politics, but I love policy,” he said.

Source: Adweek