As this year's tumultuous US presidential election rumbles on, former California governor Arnold #schwarzenegger has sensationally claimed that if he were born in the United States he definitely would have run for #president on the Republican ticket.
What Might Have Been
Contemplating on what might have been, the 'Terminator' star -who cannot run for president since he was born in Austria- told AdWeek:
"If I'd been born in America, I would've run...because now? This is a very good time to get in the race."
Schwarzenegger Shares His Thoughts
Best known for films such as 'Predator' 'Terminator' amongst others, the iconic bodybuilder came to the USA at age 21 in 1968. Despite having been a registered Republican since 1983, 'Arnie' recently hinted that he may not vote Republican on November 8th.
Taking time out to comment on the 2016 US presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald #trump, Schwarzenegger shared his thoughts via Twitter:
"Like many Americans I have been conflicted about this election - I still haven't made up my mind about how exactly I will vote,"
"As proud as I am to label myself a Republican, there is one label that I hold above all else - American".
As proud as I am to label myself a Republican, there is one label that I hold above all else - American. My full statement: pic.twitter.com/biRvY8S3aZ— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) 8 October 2016
Even though the famous Austrian has recently moved back into making movies in Hollywood, Schwarzenegger has left his mark upon American politics, having served as the 38th governor of California for two terms from 2003-2011.
Reflecting on his popularity and legacy, he said: "I realised 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?"
Senior political figures within the Republican party have withdrawn their support for Republican nominee Donald Trump in the run up to this year's presidential election. Politicians such as Colin Powell and Paul Ryan have drawn back support for Trump in light of numerous outlandish and controversial revelations about the New York billionaire.