It’s nice to see President Trump being the bigger man.
Well, I mean Arnold is probably the “bigger” man, given that he was Mr. Universe or something, but then again I think President Trump once owned the Ms. Universe pageant, so….it’s a tangled web!
In any event, I digress….
The two men have very publicly not gotten along well for many years now.
Arnold also famously followed Donald on The Apprentice and the results were, shall we say, less than stellar.
Perhaps we have some jealousy at work here?
Regardless of the reason, it was nice to see Arnold offer some rare praise for President Trump….which was most certainly well deserved.
Take a look:
President Trump responded with pure class:
The Washington Examiner had more:
Movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger thanked President Trump this week for his efforts to combat the homelessness crisis in California.
“Everyone knows @realDonaldTrump & I have our disagreements,” Schwarzenegger, the state's former Republican governor and a critic of the president, said on Twitter. “But I want to thank you for sending @SecretaryCarson to our homelessness summit. We’ll only solve this if everyone works together. This issue is bigger than all of us. Now it’s time for action.”
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was in Los Angeles on Friday taking part in a homelessness summit.
“U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today visited Carmelitos Public Housing Development and announced a $20 million investment to nine public housing agencies (PHA) to help public housing families increase their earned income and become self-sufficient,” HUD said in a statement.
The president has made it a priority to address the homelessness situation in California despite disagreements with the state's Democratic leadership about how to fix the problem.
Carson said in December that he was disappointed with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s leadership on the issue thus far.
Trump also spoke about the situation in December and said that California is doing a “really bad job” on the issue.
“Governor Gavin N has done a really bad job on taking care of the homeless population in California, the president tweeted. “If he can’t fix the problem, the Federal Govt. will get involved!”
The HuffPost has written about the origins of the longstanding feud:
“I think he really — he’s in love with me,” the former governor of California told Men’s Health in a piece published online Tuesday. “That’s the reality of it. With Trump, he wants to be me.”
Schwarzenegger replaced Trump as host of the “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2017 and the ratings promptly fell ― a fact the president has repeatedly reminded “The Terminator” star about. Schwarzenegger, meanwhile, has frequently criticized Trump and his administration ― particularly for its anti-environmental agenda.
Schwarzenegger said Trump used to respect him and recalled his earlier relationship with the then-businessman.
“I remember that in the old days, when we went to the wrestling matches, the way he admired people with bodies, and the way they would jump around in the ring, and to perform physical stunts and stuff like that,” he said. “He had great admiration for that.”Arnold Schwarzenegger has frequently criticized President Donald Trump and his administration ― particularly on its anti-environmental agenda.
“He asked me, ‘How do you do that, with the movies? I mean, it’s so believable.’ He drilled down to specific questions that fascinated him. It was about, ‘How do you sell something?’ Like, a scene. ‘How do you go and act out a scene so that I get affected emotionally?’ He was fascinated by that, Schwarzenegger remembered. ”‘How do you do this when you do interviews – that you penetrate through it and you then are totally believable?’”
Elsewhere in the interview, Schwarzenegger explained why he often complains about Trump “not being able to shift from Trump to president.”