In a new video, Austrian-born Arnold Schwarzenegger calls
on President Donald Trump to reject the support of
white supremacists and neo-Nazis.
Tracing the violent and “losing ideology” of Nazism and
white supremacy, in the wake of the violence in
condemns the presence of hate groups in the
“I knew the original Nazis, because you see, I was born in
Austria in 1947, shortly after the second world
war,” Schwarzenegger says.
“I can tell you that these ghosts [hate
groups] idolize spent the rest of their lives living in
shame and right now, they’re resting in hell,” he
Schwarzenegger addresses Trump’s “moral responsibility” to
repudiate racist groups and suggests a speech that the president
“The world is watching. Now, let me help you write your
speech a little bit,” Schwarzenegger says. “‘As President of the
United States and as a Republican, I reject the support of white
supremacists. The country that defeated Hitler’s armies is no
place for Nazi flags. The party of Lincoln won’t stand with those
who carry the battle flag of the failed Confederacy.'”
The video is part of a string of issue-driven
shorts Schwarzenegger has made with new media company ATTN.
His last video, on the Paris Climate Agreement,
has more than 77 million views on Facebook so far.
Watch the rest of Schwarzenegger’s response
to Charlottesville below: