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Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminates Rumors Of Senate Run
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (and our favorite kindergarten teacher) has announced he has no intentions of taking up the GOP's bid to run against California's incumbent Democratic Senator, Dianne Feinstein.
Schwarzenegger posted to his Facebook page to say hasta la vista to the rumors buzzing.
I'm deeply flattered by all of the people who have approached me about running for Senate, but my mission right now is to bring sanity to Washington through redistricting reform like we passed here in California. Gerrymandering has completely broken our political system and I believe my best platform to help repair it is from the outside, by campaigning for independent redistricting commissions. Thank you for your kind messages and all of the support and I hope you'll join me in my battle against gerrymandering with the same enthusiasm.
According to Empire magazine, Schwarzenegger recently left his position on The Celebrity Apprentice, because “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.”
The comment added fuel to a long-running feud between Trump and Schwarzenegger.
In early February, President Trump (who remains a producer of Apprentice) slammed the show's ailing ratings during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast.
“They hired a big, big movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to take my place, and we know how that turned out,” Trump began, reports The New York Times. "The ratings went right down the tubes. Mark [Burnett] will never, ever bet against Trump again. And I want to just pray for Arnold, if we can, for those ratings.”
“Hey Donald, I have a great idea — why don’t we switch jobs?” Schwarzenegger quickly responded in a video message. “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."