Famed actor and former CA governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joined SiriusXM’s Literally! With Rob Lowe on October 5th and remarked that Democrats want to “f— up every city in America.”
Lowe asked Schwarzenegger, now 76, what being a Republican versus being a Democrat means. He observed that former Rep. David Drier (R-CA) had summarized the party platform saying “in no particular order, strong military, low taxes, less government, more personal freedoms” according to Fox News. Schwarzenegger quickly added “Strong law enforcement,” to the list.
Flipping the script, Lowe asked the former actor-turned-governor what he felt it meant to be a Democrat.
He answered bluntly,
“Ruin your cities. That’s what the Democrats would say. We are about ruining the cities. We want to f— up every city in America. That seems to be the theme right now.”
Lowe asked why and Schwarzenegger answered, “I have no idea.”
Rob Lowe asks Arnold Schwarzenegger what it means to be a Democrat:
SCHWARZENEGGER: “Ruin your cities,That’s what the Democrats would say. It would be about ruining the cities. We want to f*ck up every city in America. That seems to be the theme right now.” pic.twitter.com/j0O9nbz2Eh
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“But when you talk about the Republican philosophy and all this. What you just said is exactly what made me buy in when I listened to Nixon campaign for president in 1968. I was here for just one month.”
He explained that when Nixon’s opponent Hubert Humphrey spoke “that sounds a little bit like what politicians said in Austria: Socialism.”
He stressed that the private sector in the United States and in California in particular are “number one,” but lamented “But that’s the private sector, the public sector: they’re fucking idiots.
“I mean they’re ruining the country,” he continued. “They cannot get anything done. I mean have you seen what’s going on in Washington? I mean it’s like: For how much longer can you talk about immigration reform? We know that we need it. And the two parties cannot get together for thirty years now? They’ve been talking about it. How about spending? Every year we have another trillion to two trillion dollars debt.”
The former Governor went on to criticize both parties for their intransigence and unwillingness to co-govern. “They just love fighting amongst each other and serving the party.”
He noted, “I was never a party hack… I sometimes feel like I have both parties on my neck. The Democrats didn’t like me because I was fiscally conservative, and the Republicans didn’t like me because I was socially more moderate than they were and was into fighting for the environment, and they didn’t really want to do that, I was fighting for universal healthcare they didn’t want to really do that…”
Earlier in the interview Schwarzenegger also expressed support for the candidacy of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. “I think it’s great. I think that um, you know, even though there’s some people that think he’s too way out there. But I have known Bobby for a long time and he’s always been a reasonable man. And he has his opinions. And you may not agree with it, but they are great, good opinions and he let’s you know what those opinions are.”
“There’s nothing fake about it, it’s just out there. And I think he has it in his blood to create a better country and to you know, become president.”