arnold schwarzenegger could be about to take his public feud with President Donald Trump to the next level, moving from the 140-word character limit of Twitter, into the political arena. According to Politico, the 'Terminator' star, and former Republican Governator of California is now considering a run for U.S. Senate in 2018. The site reports that Schwarzenegger “is generating increasing buzz in state Republican circles, fuelled by the former governor’s seeming ability to get under the skin of president donald trump on social media”.

War of words

Prior to the election, the 69-year-old actor and famously proud Republican urged others not to vote for Trump, and later admitted that it was the first time since he became a US citizen in 1983, that he didn’t vote for the GOP. The feud intensified further when Trump took time out of running the country to address the far more important issues over the dip in ratings of his former show, "The Apprentice." The former Governor of California filled the vacant hot seat but saw the ratings drop considerably than in previous years.

Trump took to Twitter to address the ratings and stars departure, stating: “Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't voluntarily leaving the "Apprentice," he was fired by his bad (pathetic) ratings, not by me.

Sad end to great show,”.

Schwarzenegger retaliated by claiming the “Trump Baggage” was the root of the show's failure and that he voluntarily left the show on his own terms, before adding to Trump: “You should think about hiring a new joke writer and a fact checker.”

Get to the Senate

Should Schwarzenegger make a return to politics, it is believed that he would do so as an Independent, after criticising both major political parties in a recent video appearance where he spoke out to end gerrymandering.

In the video, he states: “both parties are incredibly skilled at screwing over the voters and keeping them in the dark about their trickery.”

The action star, who actually has more political experience than the President, is seen as the big name to counter the flamboyancy of the President and leave a mark by getting under his skin. Though Arnold hasn’t publicly addressed the rumours as of yet, the past year proves anything is possible when it comes to politics.