Arnold Schwarzenegger shows Trump how to make a speech denouncing Nazis

Written by Dods staff on 18 August 2017 in Diary
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Watch: The former Terminator told the president that 'there are not two sides to bigotry'

If Donald Trump wants a few speechwriting tips then he need look no further.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined the chorus of condemnation around the president’s failure to unequivocally condemn white supremacist groups.

In a video posted to Twitter by California-based ATTN, the former California Governor and film star tells the president: "There are not two sides to bigotry, there are not two sides to hatred. If you choose to march with a flag that symbolizes the slaughter of millions of people, there are not two sides."

He then makes the sort of speech he says that Trump should have delivered.

"The country that defeated Hitler's army is no place for Nazi flags," it starts.

Later in the clip, Schwarzenegger describes growing up in Austria shortly after the Second World War.

"I was surrounded by broken men, men who came home from a war filled with shrapnels and guilt, men who were misled into a losing ideology,” said Schwarzenegger, who was born two years after the war ended.

"I can tell you that these ghosts you idolize spent the rest of their lives living in shame, and right now they’re resting in hell."

 

 

 

Picture by: Blondet Eliot/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images.

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