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World Arnold Schwarzenegger says Trump is a 'failed leader' and urges unity after Capitol siege

23:10  10 january  2021
23:10  10 january  2021 Source:   cnn.com

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In a call for unity following Wednesday's siege of the US Capitol , former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said President Donald Trump will be remembered as the worst President in US history and urged Americans to offer their support to President-elect Joe Biden.

That Trump directly and literally sponsored that statement is evidence enough that he levied war against the United States, while in office Listen: I like the guy, and I like what he says , but he was a shitty governor, and was selected as a celebrity candidate in order to subvert the lawfully elected

In a call for unity following Wednesday's siege of the US Capitol, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said President Donald Trump will be remembered as the worst President in US history and urged Americans to offer their support to President-elect Joe Biden.

Arnold Schwarzenegger wearing a suit and tie: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 16: Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks during a press conference at The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on March 16, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images,) © Robert Cianflone/Getty Images MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 16: Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks during a press conference at The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on March 16, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images,)

"We need to heal, together, from the drama of what has just happened," Schwarzenegger said in a seven-and-a-half minute video posted on Twitter. "We need to heal, not as Republicans or as Democrats, but as Americans."

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Arnold Schwarzenegger slammed Donald Trump and and complicit Republicans and compared the U.S. Capitol riot to “President Trump is a failed leader . He will go down in history as the worst president ever. The good thing is soon he’ll be as irrelevant as an old tweet,” Schwarzenegger said .

Arnold Schwarzenegger says in video: ‘It was a night of rampage against the Jews carried out [by] the Nazi equivalent of the Proud Boys.’ The broken glass was in the windows of the United States Capitol . “President Trump is a failed leader . He will go down in history as the worst president ever.

Schwarzenegger drew on his childhood in Austria in the wake of World War II, warning of the threat posed by repeated lies and intolerance.

He compared Wednesday's riot at the US Capitol by a pro-Trump mob to Kristallnacht, also known as the Night of Broken Glass, the rampage of violence by the Nazi regime against Jewish communities, synagogues and businesses in Germany and Austria in 1938.

"Wednesday was the day of broken glass right here in the United States," he said, referring to broken windows in the Capitol building. But the mob also "shattered the ideas we took for granted" and "trampled the very principles on which our country was founded," he said.

Schwarzenegger said he grew up in Austria around "broken men drinking away the guilt over their participation in the most evil regime in history." They weren't all "rabid anti-Semites or Nazis," he said. "Many just went along, step-by-step, down the road."

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Arnold Schwarzenegger has once again slammed US President Donald Trump , saying he will be remembered as the "worst president ever". He also accused Republicans (though not labelling anyone in particular) of enabling Trump 's “lies and his treachery.” “President Trump is a failed leader .

Arnold Schwarzenegger says Trump will go down in history as the 'worst president ever'. Discussing his own childhood in Austria, Schwarzenegger said that he had grown up with the lasting impact of Kristallnacht , which he described as “a night of “President Trump is a failed leader .

He shared a story of his own father, who was a member of the Nazi Party during World War II.

"I've never shared this publicly because it is 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," Schwarzenegger said.

Men like his father were in both "physical pain from the shrapnel in their bodies and in emotional pain from what they saw or did."

"Being from Europe, I've seen firsthand how things can spin out of control," he said.

'Our democracy held firm'

The former Republican governor and actor then turned his attention to the President.

"President Trump sought to overturn the results of an election, of a fair election. He sought a coup by misleading people with lies," he said. "My father and our neighbors were misled also with lies, and I know where such lies lead."

"President Trump is a failed leader. He will go down in history as the worst President ever. The good thing is he will soon be as irrelevant as an old tweet."

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Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said he believed Trump had committed “impeachable offenses.” “I don’t know Rioters surged into the building on Wednesday after Trump urged them to go the Capitol and press A Capitol building rioter captured in news photographs wearing full body armor and brandishing zip

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Schwarzenegger also called out elected officials who enabled the President. Without naming anyone, he said a number of members of his party had exhibited "spinelessness" and were "complicit" with those who carried out the insurrection.

"But it did not work. Our democracy held firm," he said, pointing to the certification of Biden's electoral victory just hours after the storming of the Capitol. "What a great display of democracy."

In the video, Schwarzenegger picked up a sword, one he said belonged to Conan the Barbarian, the character he played in the 1982 film by the same name.

"Our democracy is like the steel of this sword," he said. "The more it is tempered, the stronger it becomes."

For the nation to begin healing, Schwarzenegger called on everyone to join him in a message to Biden: "President-elect Biden, we wish you great success as our President. If you succeed, our nation succeeds. We support you with all our hearts as you seek to bring us together."

"And to those who think they can overturn the United States Constitution, know this," he added. "You will never win."

Schwarzenegger compares attack on Capitol to Nazi violence .
Arnold Schwarzenegger likened the U.S. Capitol siege to Nazi attacks in Europe in a video in which he called President Trump "the worst president ever."Schwarzenegger wasn’t yet alive when Nazis rampaged through Germany and Austria during Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, in 1938, attacking Jewish homes and businesses and taking thousands to concentration camps. He was born in Austria two years after World War II ended. But the trauma inflicted by the violent collapse of democracy — and the complicity of some of those close to him — shaped his childhood, he said in the video released via Twitter early Sunday.

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