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Schwarzenegger Shares 'Painful Memory' About Post-WWII Childhood. Calls For Supporting Biden

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Arnold Schwarzenegger has released a seven-minute video on Twitter denouncing Wednesday’s events at the Capitol, and comparing the acts of the Proud Boys and others involved in that day’s violent mob to the acts of the Nazis during Kristallnacht.

He said, in part:

“I grew up in Austria, I'm very aware of Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass. It was a night of rampage against the Jews carried out in 1938 by the Nazi equivalent of the Proud Boys. Wednesday was the day of broken glass right here in the United States. The broken glass was in the windows of the United States Capitol.”

The actor and former governor of California went on to describe the effects of that night in 1938 on his family and neighbors. It created, he said, a generation of “broken men, drinking away that guilt over their participation ... not all of them were rabid anti-Semites and Nazis. Many just went along, step by step, down the road.”
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One of those men, he said, was his father.

Schwarzenegger went on to note that the events of Kristallnacht and the Nazis’ genocidal regime were started by “lies, and lies, and lies, and intolerance,” similar to the lies told by President Trump in an effort to overturn the results of the election.

Calling Trump a “failed leader,” Schwarzenegger added that the former host of The Apprentice “soon will be as irrelevant as an old tweet,” and appealed to both members of his own Republican party and Democrats to join forces in working with President-elect Joe Biden.

“I ask you to join me in saying to President-elect Biden, ‘We wish you great success as our president. If you succeed, our nation succeeds.”

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