Former Republican governor did not back the new President during the election
Arnold Schwarzenegger has urged people in the US to stop “whining” about President-elect Donald Trump.
The former Republican governor of California told the public to start backing him after the star made an appearance on the Today show yesterday (December 15), in a clip you can watch below.
“Now he’s elected, and now it is very important that we all support the president, and that we all come together and we stop whining and it becomes one nation,” Schwarzenegger said. “When someone is elected, you get 100 percent behind and you help them.”
He also addressed concerns about Trump remaining on as executive producer of the new version of Celebrity Apprentice, which Schwarzenegger will now host.
The Terminator star was announced as Trump’s replacement last year.
“I think it’s perfectly fine that he has executive producer credit because he created the show with Mark Burnett together, so why should his credit go?” Schwarzenegger explained.
“He made it very clear that he has no interest in being involved. It is now my show, I’m the host, I’m the new boss and I’m going to run this show.”
Despite his defence of Trump, he refused to back the new President during the election, instead opting for Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich.
He added: “I’m an environmentalist. It’s one of the reasons I couldn’t go for Trump.”
“I wanted to make sure we’re going into a clean environment and a clean future because that’s what we did in California.”
In the pre-recorded interview with Angela Cox on Weekend Sunrise, he began speaking about fitness and his career. Because of his public his support of Kasich, Cox then asked him, “What do you think of Donald Trump at the moment?”
Schwarzenegger replied, “This is an interview that I only do about fitness and health, not about politics or my relationships,” before cutting the interview short and walking out of the room.