Arnold Schwarzenegger Thinks He Would Have Been a Great President: ‘I Have the Energy’

Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks onstage during An Evening with Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Whereas Arnold Schwarzenegger is not eligible to run for president, he says that he nonetheless has “the power” to do the job.

Talking to Howard Stern in an interview that aired Thursday, the 76-year-old former California governor famous that, attributable to being born in Austria, operating for president is “the one factor” he cannot do.

“It actually wasn’t as a result of I felt like all the pieces I’ve achieved in my life—[the] bodybuilding profession, the film profession, turning into Governor, establishing my Schwarzenegger Institute, all these items, the tens of millions of {dollars} I made and all the pieces—it’s all due to America,” he stated. “So, why would I complain in regards to the one factor I can’t do?”

Even so, Schwarzenegger stays assured he may’ve executed the job properly. “I feel that I’d’ve made an incredible president. I feel that I’ve the power and the need to convey folks collectively,” he stated.

Stern took issues a step additional. “I feel you’d’ve gained,” he instructed his visitor.

“You consider it and also you’re completely proper as a result of so many individuals come as much as me and go, ‘Oh, I want you might be our president,’” Schwarzenegger agreed earlier than explaining he’s nonetheless deeply dedicated to bringing folks collectively, saving the atmosphere, and defending democracy. “There are such a lot of folks on the market in America who need assistance, so I feel we should always all think about that … and never simply take into consideration ourselves.”

And whereas age has been a sizzling subject of dialog amongst voters main into the 2024 election, Schwarzenegger stated elsewhere within the dialog that, at 76 years outdated, he is nonetheless “stuffed with power.”

“The underside line is, I’m 76 years outdated,” Schwarzenegger, who lately authored the  motivational e-book Be Helpful: Seven Instruments for Life, instructed Stern. “I’m stuffed with power, I’m stuffed with enthusiasm. I’m as enthusiastic and excited as I used to be once I’m 40 years outdated.”

Schwarzenegger continued: “I simply at all times see mountains in entrance of me to be climbed. And so, so long as I see these mountains, I preserve my enthusiasm and I preserve my pleasure and the hearth in my stomach to maintain climbing and climbing and climbing.”

Schwarzenegger, a Democrat, has been a staunch critic of former President Donald Trump, who was lately indicted on federal prices and who’s extensively anticipated to be the Republican nominee in 2024.

In 2021, Schwarzenegger referred to as Trump “the worst president ever,” evaluating the Capitol riots to one thing that might occur in Nazi Germany.

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