If Arnold Schwarzenegger had his way, he'd be the Republican nominee in this year's consistently disorienting presidential election. The only problem? Dude wasn't born in the States. Schwarzenegger, both a stunt-loving actor and the former governor of California, revealed his dashed ambitions in a new chat with Adweek.
"If I'd been born in America, I would've run," Schwarzenegger revealed. “Because now? This was a very good time to get in the race." Though Schwarzenegger technically shares a political party distinction with Trump, the new face of NBC's Apprentice has no intentions of supporting him in November.
In an impassioned note to his nearly 4 million Twitter followers earlier this month, Schwarzenegger urged his fellow Republicans to unite against their nominee to protect the future of the country. "As proud as I am to label myself a Republican, there is one label that I hold above all else—American," Schwarzenegger said. "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 announced last September, Schwarzenegger has now been tasked with replacing Trump on next year's edition of Celebrity Apprentice. "I am thrilled to bring my experience to the boardroom and to continue to raise millions for charity," Schwarzenegger said in a statement at the time. "Let's get started!"