Arnold Schwarzenegger compares Capitol riots to Kristallnacht, says ‘it all started with lies’

Washington: Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former Republican governor of California and Hollywood action star has issued a heart felt and stinging criticism of outgoing US President Donald Trump, while comparing last week’s Capitol riots to Kristallnacht, the night the Nazi attacked the Jewish population in Germany in 1938.

In a video message posted on social media on Sunday, Austrian-born Schwarzenegger says the rampage was carried out by the “Nazi equivalent off the Proud Boys” and he’s seen “first hand how things can spin out of control”.

Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger, a former California governor, said Donald Trump would be remembered as “the worst president ever”.Credit:Screengrab/Twitter

“Wednesday was the Day of Broken Glass right here in the United States. The broken glass was in the windows of the United States Capitol. But the mob did not just shatter the windows of the Capitol. It has shattered the ideals we took for granted. They did not just break down the doors of the building that housed American democracy. They trampled the very principles on which our country was founded.”

He says that, for the first time, he shares the painful memories” of growing up among broken men who participated in the rampage, telling of how his father drank and “he would scream and hit us and scare my mother”, as would the neighbours because they were in pain for what “they saw or did”.

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Schwarzenegger sends message to Trump over Capitol Hill debacle — RT USA News

Iconic Hollywood actor and outspoken Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined the chorus of condemnation against Donald Trump, blasting the president over the Capitol Hill violence and sending him a Terminator-esque message.

Speaking to Bild newspaper, Schwarzenegger expressed his frustration with ongoing events in the US, accusing Trump of stirring up the unrest with his actions. The actor joined the wave of anti-Trump statements that poured after the Capitol Hill incident earlier this week.

“It makes me sad. This is not our America, this is not my America,” Schwarzenegger stated. “It’s like a grand finale to four years of craziness! People say clearly: ‘Hasta la vista, Donald!’ That’s it, there is the door.”

His time in office has apparently changed Trump, Schwarzenegger suggested, adding that he’d never acted like that before. “I spent time with Donald. I have never seen him as he is now,” he said, before offering his trademark message to the president.

You are terminated, Mr President.

At the same time, Schwarzenegger insisted that he still believes the US to be a “wonderful” country that will be able to cope with all the damage done and the divide that endures.

The remarks are in line with earlier statements from Schwarzenegger, who has repeatedly criticized Trump’s policies. Just ahead of the Capitol Hill turmoil, Schwarzenegger had penned a piece for The Economist, urging fellow Republicans to end the allegedly existing “stupid, crazy and evil” ploy by Trump to cling on power despite losing the election.

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