Washington — Arnold Schwarzenegger is responding to Donald Trump’s taunting on Twitter. The former California governor says the president-elect should work as hard to represent all Americans as he did for TV ratings.
Schwarzenegger also quotes President Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address: “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies.”
In an early Friday tweet, Trump refers to himself as a “ratings machine” and says Schwarzenegger “got ‘swamped’” by comparison.
He tweets “so much for being a movie star,” and “now compare him to my season 1.”
Trump added: “But who cares, he supported Kasich & Hillary,” referring to Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich and Democrat Hillary Clinton, who both ran against him.
Schwarzenegger tweeted: “I wish you the best of luck and I hope you’ll work for ALL of the American people as aggressively as you worked for your ratings.”
Schwarzenegger is a moderate Republican who said in October that he wouldn’t vote for Trump, calling it a choice of “your country over your party.” He’s hosting “The New Celebrity Apprentice,” in which Trump retains a producing stake.
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