Arnold Schwarzenegger knows a thing or two about Nazis the original ones having been born in Austria in 1947, shortly after the end of the Second World War.
So, he felt compelled to send an “unequivocal message” to President Donald Trump … represented in Schwarzenegger’s video as a bobblehead doll (we’re pretty sure Trump will love that).
“There are not two sides to bigotry and there are not two sides to hatred, the former California governor said in a video for ATTN. If you choose to march with the flag that symbolizes the slaughter of millions of people, there are not two sides to that.
The actor is, of course, referring to Trump’s infamous press conference in which he said there was “blame on both sides” during the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one dead and dozens injured.
Schwarzenegger, a former Republican governor, called directly on the president to unequivocally condemn hatred and racism:
The only way to beat the loud and angry voices of hate is to meet them with louder and more reasonable voices, and that includes you, President Trump, he said.
Then, he wrote Trump’s response for him:
“Let me help you write your speech a little bit: ‘As president of the United States, and as a Republican, I rejected the support of white supremacists. The country that defeated Hitler’s armies is no place for Nazi flags. The party of Lincoln won’t stand with those who carry the battle flags of the failed Confederacy.”
Addressing a Trump bobblehead, Schwarzenegger then joked:
“Was it difficult? See, I told you.”
The actor continued spoke bluntly to those who support the neo-Nazis and white supremacists, recalling the painful experience of growing up in Austria in the aftermath of World War II.
I was surrounded by broken men, men who came home from a war filled with shrapnels and guilt, men who were misled into a losing ideology, said Schwarzenegger. I can tell you that these ghosts you idolize spent the rest of their lives living in shame, and right now theyre resting in hell.
Schwarzenegger concluded the statement with his signature statement: “Lets terminate hate.