The number of Republican lawmakers and governors who either have withdrawn their endorsements of Donald Trump or called for the GOP nominee to step aside is currently somewhere around 20, and that number can only grow — there’s no chance anyone’s going to re-endorse Trump no matter what happens.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was certainly never the most conservative of Republican governors, but winning the state of California was a true feat of strength, and his embrace of patriotism as an immigrant who achieved the American dream was truly inspirational (for a while, anyway).
So while Schwarzenegger didn’t mention Donald Trump by name in the statement he issued Saturday, it was a pretty devastating blow to the current state of the GOP, and it quickly garnered more than 25,000 likes.
As proud as I am to label myself a Republican, there is one label that I hold above all else – American. My full statement: pic.twitter.com/biRvY8S3aZ
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) October 8, 2016
— Antone Johnson (@antonejohnson) October 8, 2016
@Schwarzenegger You’re about to lose your country to globalists and more crony capitalism. Nice work Arnold.
— Walter White (@BreakingOutBad) October 8, 2016
The movie puns were a given; at least they were reasonably clever.
.@Schwarzenegger would you say that you are terminating your support for Trump because of his True Lies and Predator instincts?
— Seth Frantzman (@sfrantzman) October 8, 2016
@Schwarzenegger Now I know why you cry
— Murray James (@murrayjame5) October 8, 2016
@Schwarzenegger don't want a sexual Predator as Commando in chief, hey Arnold?
— Adam Uren (@AdamUren) October 8, 2016
Arnold took PREDATORY ACTION that got the housekeeper impregnated & denied paternity
— John (@NobamaDotCom) October 8, 2016
@Schwarzenegger You're a Hypocrite who porked a maid while married and had a love child!
— Battle Beagle (@BattleBeagle) October 8, 2016
.@Schwarzenegger When you lose the dude who knocked up his housekeeper then you know you are in deep sh*t.
— HinterlandG (@hinterlandg) October 8, 2016
Weird, I figured you'd be high-fiving Trump considering your history with infidelity.@Schwarzenegger
— Jennifer J Medina (@jennjacquelynm) October 8, 2016
— ✝Dawn?? TrumpsArmy (@dawngpsalm63) October 8, 2016
— DanRiehl (@DanRiehl) October 8, 2016
— Kristen Smith (@kristen_smith) October 8, 2016
Is there any man out there in politics not #DickingBimbos?
— JeSuisFedUp (@JeSuisFedUp) October 8, 2016
— Amy Holms (@formfireglass) October 8, 2016
— Devera Chandler (@Gatorbite67) October 8, 2016
.@Schwarzenegger This is a timid half-answer. If you think it a duty to stop Trump, you must do more than stay home. You must vote Hillary.
— Randy Cohen (@Randylandia) October 8, 2016
Is he with her? Unlike John McCain, Schwarzenegger left that door wide open in his statement.
— KC Frew (@KnoxvilleKC) October 8, 2016
At least Schwarzenegger didn’t bring up reality television in his statement; the office of the president isn’t the only job in question starting next year.
— Eric Haywood (@EricHaywood) October 8, 2016