Former California Governor Mocks Current U.S. President's Approval Rating On Twitter
It's a day that ends in "y," so it's safe to presume that American public officials (and former public officials) at the highest levels of government are fighting on a micro-blogging network! Sometime during the dark night of the soul just after 2 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the former governor of America's most populous state recorded a Twitter video attacking the President of the United States for his "ratings." The rating in question is the president's job approval rating, which the latest Gallup poll put at 37%.
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who led the state from 2003 until 2011 before recently taking over for current President Donald Trump as host of The Celebrity Apprentice, addressed the president directly in his Twitter video.
"Oh, Donald—the ratings are in, and you got swamped. Wow," Schwarzenegger says in the video. "Now you're in the thirties?"
"But what do you expect? I mean when you take away after school programs for children and Meals on Wheels for the poor people, that's not what you call 'making America great again'" Schwarzenegger continues. "Come on!" he adds, before exhorting the president to visit a local middle school in Washington D.C. and "see the fantastic work that they're doing for these children."
This was not the beginning of the feud between the two politicians-cum-reality-TV-stars. In fact, President Trump had previously used the National Prayer Breakfast, an event that is usually focused on religion, to lambast Schwarzenegger's poor ratings as host of The Celebrity Apprentice. The president did, however, make a point of tying in his TV ratings comments to the February morning's theme, saying "I want to just pray for Arnold, if we can, for those ratings, OK."