Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Not Be Voting for Donald Trump: 'Choose Your Country Over Your Party'
The Republican announced said he has not decided who he will be voting for this election
Arnold Schwarzenegger is not on the Trump train.
The former California governor and high-profile Republican released a statement on Saturday announcing that he will not be voting for Donald Trump.
“For the first time since I became a citizen in 1983, I will not vote for the Republican candidate for President,” the Austrian-born actor-turned-politician wrote in a statement released to his Twitter page. “Like many Americans, I’ve been conflicted by this election – I still haven’t made up my mind about how exactly I will vote next month.”
Schwarzenegger continued by expressing what inspired him to be a part of the GOP.
“I have been a proud Republican since I moved to America in 1968 and I heard Nixon’s words about getting the government off our backs, free trade, and defending our liberty with a strong military,” he said. “That day I joined the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan.”
“But as proud as I am to label myself a Republican, there is one label that I hold above all else – American,” he continued. “So I want to take a moment today to remind my fellow Republicans that it is not only acceptable to choose your country over your party – it is your duty.”
Schwarzenegger’s statement comes just one day after a controversial video of a 2005 conversation between Trump and former Access Hollywood cohost Billy Bush was released. In the video, Trump said, “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the p—y.”