Arnold Schwarzenegger, seven times Mr. Olympia and former governor of California was comparing last week Capital Hills incident to Nazi Germany. He directly blamed Donald J. Trump for all the violence that took place on Capitol Hill last week.
Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a video message on one of his social media accounts. Arnold compared how last week’s incident brought up all the bad memories of his homeland after the breakdown in democracy surrounding the Second World War. His exact words were:
“I’ve never shared this so publicly because it’s a painful memory, but my father would come home drunk, once or twice a week, and he would scream and hit us and scare my mother,” he said. “It all started with lies and and lies and lies and intolerance … there is fear and all over the world that something like this could happen right here.”
He further bashed Donald Trump and called him a “failed leader” who will always be remembered as the worst president. Heeding back to his Catholic teachings, he invoked the principle of a “servant’s heart,” saying that what’s needed today in America is elected officials with public servants’ hearts. At the end of his video message, he pledged to support President-elect Joe Biden in the task of reuniting the divided population.
My message to my fellow Americans and friends around the world following this week’s attack on the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/blOy35LWJ5
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) January 10, 2021