Schwarzenegger: “Trump is a Terminator, he wants to end progress and future”
The actor, businessman, bodybuilder and former Republican governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, affirms that Donald Trump “is a Terminator” because, according to an interview with Efe, he wants to end the environmental laws of that North American state and “end all the progress and with any kind of hope for the future ”.
The actor is in Barcelona (Northeast Spain) for the Arnold Classic Europe, a bodybuilding and fitness championship that takes place this weekend.
Schwarzenegger is a staunch defender of the environment and reproaches world leaders for their lack of “will and guts” to face the current climate crisis.
Despite his republican affiliation, Schwarzenegger (Thal, Austria, 1947) strongly criticizes Trump, who has recently revoked a federal permit that allowed California to have its own standards against polluting emissions: “We have to get rid of it as soon as possible ”, Sentence.
“What he is doing is criminal!” Exclaims Schwarzenegger, who in addition to regretting Trump’s decision to force California to lower its pollution limits, also criticizes federal environmental policies: “It is getting rid of regulations and laws environmental that were approved by the previous presidents ”.
The former governor says that California’s “harsh environmental laws”, which have reduced polluting gas emissions and boosted renewable energy, are an “example of success” for everyone.
It considers that they are not incompatible with economic growth, since, currently, the state alone is the fifth world economic power, behind the United States, China, Japan and Germany.
“They are politicizing the problem saying that it is a question of left or right wing. It is nonsense ”, reproaches the actor, who praises the mobilizations in favor of the climate of young people from all over the world, who, he predicts, will suffer“ the many mistakes that are being made now ”.
“The old men who created this problem are going to die in 30 or 40 years, but these children are going to inherit a screwed up planet,” he stresses.
The former governor is very critical of world leaders for not acting as “true public servants” and “doing nothing”, although “the population is asking to take measures against pollution.”
According to Schwarzenegger, the politicians “are stuck in their ideologies, they lie, they do not fulfill their promises, they cheat and they suck at the oil companies.”
In addition to promoting the Arnold Classic Europe, Schwarzenegger has promoted his latest film “Terminator: Dark Destiny” in Barcelona, the sixth installment in this fictional series about human-looking androids programmed to kill people.
“I am very proud of her, I think we have done a fantastic job,” he underlines about his new film.
The former governor has recognized his love for Barcelona and Spain, where this sporting event has been held for the ninth year, and assures that he would “love” one more film here.
“I already did one in the eighties, ‘Conan the Barbarian’, but it would be great to do another. The locations are fantastic, they have a lot to offer ”, remarks the popular actor.
In his defense of a “healthy planet”, the actor claims his “fitness movement”, which for a few days he has taken to Barcelona to promote healthy habits and claim the inclusiveness of sport.
“In bodybuilding and weightlifting, a burden weighs the same whether you are rich or poor, young or old, Muslim, Catholic or Jewish; it is the good thing about sports, everyone is equal ”, he concludes.EFE