Actor and former bodybuilding champion Arnold Schwarzenegger believes he has what it takes to be president of the United States, but the bad news for him is that it won’t happen.
Speaking to Chris Wallace for his Max show Who’s Talking, Schwarzenegger said “of course” he could be elected president were it not for the US Constitution rule that states the president must be a natural born US citizen. Schwarzenegger was born in Austria and is a naturalized US citizen. He was governor of California from 2003-2011.
“I mean, I think the field was wide open in 2016. And I think the field is open right now. I mean, think about it right now. I mean, who is there? There is really not a person that can bring everyone together,” he said, as reported by Variety. “Who is here today that people say, ‘Okay, he’s not too old or he’s not too this or too that, or is that because it’s now a question about who do you vote against then who do you vote for?”
Schwarzenegger went on to say that him getting elected to the top office would be a “no brainer” and that he sees “so clearly” how he could win the election.
Schwarzenegger said the problems in the US are fixable, but they requires people to come together and say “Yes, we can do it,” he said.
The 40th president of the United States, Ronald Regan, was an actor before he became commander in chief from 1981-1989. Another actor, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has said he will not run for president in 2024, despite previously suggesting he might. Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey, however, has said he might run.
Schwarzenegger currently stars on the Netflix TV series Fubar, which is out now.
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