There’s something impressive about Trump’s ability to make people want to smack him. Joining the ranks of other celebrities who have expressed a similar desire, Arnold Schwarzenegger admits when he first heard Trump was trying to smear his Celebrity Apprentice ratings because Schwarzenegger refused to endorse him, the former bodybuilder wanted to “smash his face.”
Notably, Schwarzenegger announced that he could not vote for Trump and instructed other Republicans to “choose your country over your party.” After the tweet about Schwarzenegger’s opening-night ratings, it was clear that Trump had not forgotten the slight.
“I said, ‘Let’s sit on it for an hour,’ ” Schwarzenegger says, blowing on his gruel. But then he had an idea. “I called my assistant and said, ‘I think what we really should do is request a meeting and go back to New York.’ ” He pauses for maximum impact. “And then we just smash his face into the table.”
Although Schwarzenegger ultimately decided against it, here is a reenactment of Schwarzenegger’s fantasy face-meet-table moment.
Astoundingly, as mentioned above, Schwarzenegger isn’t even the only celebrity who has openly admitted to wishing physical harm to Trump. Robert De Niro has had an on-again, off-again relationship with wanting to punch Trump in the face. Currently he is for it – although obviously not literally.
“Of course I want to punch him in the face.”
He explained: “I said that because he said that about somebody that he would like to punch them in the face. How dare he say that to the crowd? How dare he say the things he does?”
“It was only a symbolic thing, anyway. It wasn’t like I was going to go find him and punch him in the face. But he’s got to hear it. He’s got to hear that, you know, that’s how he makes people feel. It’s not good to feel that way. It’s not good to start that stuff up, but at the same time sometimes when people are bullies like that, that’s what you have to do to shut them up. Bully them back.”
Recently, Schwarzenegger managed to knock Trump around a little without lifting a finger. After Trump once again attacked the actor for his Celebrity Apprentice ratings (at a National Prayer Breakfast, no less), Schwarzenegger posted a response making Trump a simple offer: If you care so much about The Apprentice then do the country a favor and resign.
The National Prayer Breakfast? pic.twitter.com/KYUqEZbJIE
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) February 2, 2017
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