Lifelong Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger TERMINATES The GOP Over Trump

“I’ll be back” is not what Arnold Schwarzenegger is telling the Republican Party this year. Ever since the action movie icon became a United States citizen in 1983 he has faithfully voted for the GOP presidential candidate–but not this year.

Donald Trump’s vulgar remarks about groping women were too much for the Terminator star, who, like other Republicans, are now jumping from a sinking ship.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Arnold not only condemned Trump in a statement, but used the same statement to announce that he will not be voting Republican in November.

“For the first time since I became a citizen in 1983, I will not vote for the Republican candidate for president,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement posted on Twitter.

“Like many Americans, I’ve been conflicted by this election – I still haven’t made up my mind about how exactly I will vote next month. I have been a proud Republican since I moved to America in 1968 and I heard Nixon’s words about getting government off our backs, free trade, and defending our liberty with a strong military. That day I joined the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan.

But as proud as I am to label myself a Republican, there is one label that hold above all else – American. 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 Governor of California, Schwarzenegger was embroiled in his own scandals which included an affair he had with his housekeeper that produced a child years prior to taking office, which he has taken responsibility for, and accusations of sexual misconduct for which he has expressed remorse.

So Donald Trump’s behavior and words are so bad that even Schwarzenegger can’t bring himself to vote Republican. That’s saying something.


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