Former governor and bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger says he isn’t bothered by his feud with President Donald Trump. The actor, who says the president savaged him on Twitter because he wouldn’t vote for him, says he doesn’t take the comments seriously.
Trump took a jab at the Celebrity Apprentice host on Twitter, tweeting: “Wow the ratings are in and Arnold Schwarzenegger got ‘swamped’ (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT.”
Shortly after his comment, the president opened his National Prayer Breakfast with the following comment: “We had tremendous success on The Apprentice and, when I ran for president, I had to leave the show. And they hired a big, big movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger to take my place. And we know how that turned out – the ratings went right down the tubes. It’s been a total disaster. And I want to just pray for Arnold, if we can. For those ratings. Okay?”
But Schwarzenegger isn’t letting the president’s comments get to him. Extra’s Mario Lopez caught up with the star at his National After-School Summit.
Schwarzenegger said as far as he’s concerned, the president’s comments didn’t bother him at all.
“The only thing that bothers me is to say, doesn’t he have anything more important things to do? But other than that, I don’t take it personal; it gives me an opportunity to fire back,” Schwarzenegger told Extra.
Schwarzenegger also took a jab at the president for his commitment to revive the coal industry.
“Do you want to go and bring coal mines back to the coal industry? This industry’s dying. Are you gonna bring back pagers… or buggies and horses…? It’s just crazy,” he said.
Schwarzenegger announced last month that he would be leaving the Celebrity Apprentice because the show’s reputation had been tarnished by Trump.
Trump’s response to Schwarzenegger was that he couldn’t quit because he was fired.