“You don’t give a sh*t about any of that”: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Who Couldn’t Run for President, Gives the Most Controversial Take on Democrats and Republicans

Schwarzenegger couldn't run for President due to his birthplace being outside the USA.

"You don't give a sh*t about any of that": Arnold Schwarzenegger, Who Couldn't Run for President, Gives the Most Controversial Take on Democrats and Republicans


  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former governor of California and Hollywood star, is advocating for unity between Democrats and Republicans in American politics.
  • He believes that both parties have smart and talented individuals who can work together like a strong football team.
  • Schwarzenegger also mentioned that Americans are looking for a leader with energy and an optimistic outlook.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s controversial and unheard opinions about Democrats and Republicans are bound to stir up some controversy. It’s widely known that the highly successful Hollywood star also boasts a significant political background, having served as the former governor of California. Given his extensive experience in both arenas, his perspective is deemed to be quite impactful, although that might not be the case this time, since he wants to bring the Democrats and Republicans together.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Red Heat
Arnold Schwarzenegger in Red Heat

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Wants the Democrats and Republicans Together

Drawing an analogy between the political landscape and a football team, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former Governor of California and Hollywood star, advocates for unification between Democrats and Republicans for America’s future. He told Politico,


“It’s like a football team, You don’t give a sh-t about any of that. You say, ‘Together, we are a strong team, and we can win.’ So that’s what you have to do with America. You have to bring Democrats and Republicans together. Both parties have very smart people, very talented people”

This came after a conversation about the ideal qualities people desire in their future president, the actor delved into the past, reflecting on the impactful presidential campaigns of figures like John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. And thus he proposed that Americans long for an optimistic leader capable of defying odds.

arnold schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger

He said,

“People are looking for new blood. They look for something new and with power because the problems are so complex, and they’re so big, that you need someone that has energy,”

His viewpoint might seem bizarre to many, leaving his intended message somewhat unheard. It is speculated, that he meant to aim for a more united America.


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Why Didn’t Arnold Schwarzenegger Run for President?

Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of the beloved stars and a politician, garnered considerable interest from Americans to run for the country’s presidency. Despite his popularity, the Hollywood icon couldn’t enter the race. In an Adweek interview, he said,

“I realized early on in bodybuilding that you have to be able to sell yourself, your ideas, your position to the public. You have to set yourself apart, whether it’s policy or movies. How do you make them remember you? […] I didn’t love politics, but I love policy. If I’d been born in America, I would’ve run. Because now? This was a very good time to get in the race”

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Predator
Arnold Schwarzenegger in Predator

He continued,


“For the first time since I became a citizen in 1983, I will not vote for the Republican candidate for president. […] But as proud as I am to label myself a Republican, there is one label that I hold above all else: American.”

A crucial factor preventing Schwarzenegger from pursuing the presidency is his ineligibility, stemming from his birthplace lying outside the USA, despite his citizenship dating back to 1983, and thus the star couldn’t run in the electoral race.

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Sampurna Banerjee, an ardent enthusiast of pop culture and movies, pours her passion into her role as a writer for FandomWire. With a penchant for Marvel, DC, and sitcoms, she has contributed over 400 articles, staying up-to-date to the entertainment industry's latest buzz. Moreover, she's penned over 300 articles for Animated Times and shared her work across several Instagram pages. Currently she is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calcutta University.