‘Stop whin­ing,’ Sch­warzeneg­ger tells peo­ple still an­gry at Trump

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Dou­glas Ernst

Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger ap­peared to re­sume his “Kinder­garten Cop” role while chastis­ing Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump’s crit­ics.

NBC’s Matt Lauer sat down with Mr. Sch­warzeneg­ger for a “To­day” show in­ter­view that touched on ev­ery­thing from his new role as host of “Celebrity Ap­pren­tice” to Amer­i­can vot­ers still an­gry at Mr. Trump’s win.

The for­mer Repub­li­can gov­er­nor of Cal­i­for­nia — who did not vote for Mr. Trump — had a mes­sage for the bil­lion­aire’s crit­ics: “Stop whin­ing.”

“Now he’s elected, and now it is very im­por­tant that we all sup­port the pres­i­dent, and that we all come to­gether and we stop whin­ing and it be­comes one na­tion,” Mr. Sch­warzeneg­ger said. “As Obama said years ago, it’s not blue states and red states — it’s the United States.”

The Aus­trian-born star said dur­ing the cam­paign that he would not vote for a Repub­li­can can­di­date for the first time since he be­came a U.S. ci­ti­zen decades ago. But now “I’m 100 per­cent be­hind [Mr. Trump] and I want to do ev­ery­thing that I can to help,” he said.

The in­ter­view wrapped up with Mr. Sch­warzeneg­ger plug­ging the next sea­son of “Celebrity Ap­pren­tice,” which be­gins Jan. 2 on NBC at 8 p.m. EST.

AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

For­mer Cal­i­for­nia Gov. Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger — who did not vote for Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump — has a mes­sage for the bil­lion­aire’s crit­ics: “Stop whin­ing.”

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