Arnold Schwarzenegger issued a harsh condemnation of Donald Trump on Sunday, comparing the riots caused by the president in the US Capitol. The Nazi mob attacked the night of November 1938. The Nazi mob attacked the Jewish Germans and their property, which heralded the arrival of terror.
He also compared the American democratic system with the weapon he wielded on the screen as Conan the Barbarian nearly 40 years ago: the more you exercise, the stronger. “
The 73-year-old former Republican governor of California rated classical music in a video posted to social media. He said: “He wants to talk to my fellow Americans and friends around the world about my incident. Words. The last few days.”
He said: “I grew up in Austria and know Kristallnacht or Broken Glass Night very well.” “It was a night of violent acts against the Jews.” [by] The proud boy of the Nazi Party [a quasi-fascist group of Trump supporters]. “
“Wednesday is Broken Glass Day here in the United States. Broken glass is placed in the windows of the US Capitol. But the mob not only broke the windows of the Capitol. It shattered our ideals for granted. They not only broke the buildings that house American democracy. The door to things. They trampled on the basic principles of building a nation.”
Five people were killed in the coup in the Capitol. A policeman reportedly attacked with a fire extinguisher and a law enforcement officer opened fire and rioted. According to reports, another military officer died on Sunday, although it is not clear whether the death was related to Congressional riots.
Trump will step down from office on January 20, failing to overthrow Joe Biden’s election defeat, telling the mob to “fight like hell.” He faces a call to resign and a possible second impeachment.
Schwarzenegger described the tragic childhood in post-war Austria, the son of a former Nazi party member.
He said: “I have seen with my own eyes how things get out of control.” “I know that this country and the world are worried that something similar will happen here. I don’t believe it.
“But I do believe that we must be aware of the terrible consequences of selfishness and cynicism. President Trump tried to overturn the election results. And a fair election. He sought a coup by misleading people with lies. My father and our neighbors were also caught Misled by lies. I know where this kind of lies lies.
“President Trump is a failed leader. He will be the worst president ever and will go down in history. The good news is that he will soon be as irrelevant as an old tweet.”
Schwarzenegger called for American patriotism and praised members of Congress for rallying again after the attack on the Capitol to confirm Joe Biden’s victory, despite opposition from 147 Republican representatives and senators.
Then he picked up a sword, which he said was the sword he used when he played Conan the Barbarian in fantasy movies in the early 80s.
He said: “This is the sword.” “The more you sharpen the sword, the stronger the sword. The more times you strike with a hammer, then heat it in the fire, then push it into cold water, and then strike again… you do The more times, the stronger it becomes.
“I didn’t tell you this because you became a skilled swordsman. But our democracy is like this sword. The more you exercise, the stronger it is.”
Schwarzenegger finally expressed his best wishes to Biden, saying: “Those who think they can overthrow the US Constitution know this. You will never win.”
Trump was banned by Twitter and did not have any official duties that day, and the White House swimming pool reporter was sent home before noon. Trump did not immediately respond.