Don’t worry, Arnie is alive and well (Picture: Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage)Back at the start of the decade, did you ever think that in 2019, there’d be beef between the Terminator and Donald Trump?
CALIFORNIA-(MaraviPost)-Arnold Schwarzenegger has been forced to clarify he is alive after President Donald Trump appeared to claim he was dead.
The action legend has had some health problems recently, undergoing heart surgery in April 2018, but he’s still very much here and fitter than most of us will ever be.
Which makes it all the stranger that the US President said he was ‘there’ when Arnie died, as he spoke at a social media summit.
Yahoo’s White House Correspondent Hunter Walker tweeted: ‘“Arnold Schwarzenegger … You know what? He died … I was there.” – President Donald J. Trump — Arnold Schwarzenegger is, in fact, alive.’
And Arnie, 71, was keen to set the record straight.
The former Governor of California tweeted: ‘I’m still here. Want to compare tax returns, @realDonaldTrump?’
Being sassed by the Terminator – ouch.
It turns out, however, that Trump didn’t think Schwarzenegger had actually kicked the bucket – he was apparently talking about the ratings of the Celebrity Apprentice dying when Arnold took over from Donald in 2015.
Y’know, the real issues America is facing.
Trump mocked the ratings of Celebrity Apprentice after he left (Picture: Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA)Walker tweeted: ‘The president was talking about Apprentice ratings when he quipped that Schwarzenegger “died.” Real life and death stuff.’
Trump has had a real bee in his bonnet about the Twins star taking over as the Celebrity Apprentice host when he decided to run for office.
He repeatedly mocked Arnold’s ratings, saying at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2017: ‘They hired a big, big movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to take my place. And we know how that turned out. The ratings went right down the tubes. It’s been a total disaster. And Mark [Burnett, the creator of Apprentice] will never, ever bet against Trump again.
‘I want to just pray for Arnold, if we can, for those ratings.’
Arnold hit back: ‘Hey, Donald, I have a great idea. Why don’t we switch jobs? You take over TV because you’re such an expert in ratings, and I take over your job, and then people can finally sleep comfortably again.’
And the actor later quit the show after one season, due to the ‘baggage’ that came with Trump’s name being attached.
He told Empire: ‘I learned a lot, I had a great time, it was a really great opportunity. But under the circumstances I don’t want to do it again.”
‘Even if asked [to do it again] I would decline. With Trump being involved in the show people have a bad taste and don’t want to participate as a spectator or as a sponsor or in any other way support the show. It’s a very divisive period now and I think this show got caught up in all that division.’
Source: Metro UK