Arnold Schwarzenegger wishes he could run for President

The constitution bars anybody not born in the US from being President

KITZBUHEL, AUSTRIA - JANUARY 21: Arnold Schwarzenegger at the finish of the downhill race of the 83rd Hahnenkamm Race at Kitzbuehel, Austria on January 21, 2022 (Photo by Mine Kasapoglu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Arnold Schwarzenegger wishes he could be president. (Getty Images)

Arnold Schwarzenegger wishes he had the chance to run for President of America.

The Austrian actor is the former Governor of California but the US constitution bars anybody born outisde of America from running for the office of President.

In a new interview with The Atlantic author Mark Leibovich, the journalist wrote: "If only he could have run for president.

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"That remains his recurring lament. Entering the Mr. Universe of political campaigns would have been the logical last rung of his life’s quest for something bigger. Schwarzenegger said he thinks he could win."

Schwarzenegger adds that he would still love to run for office if they changed the constitution even though he is 75 as age is "just a number".

LONG BEACH, CA - DECEMBER 7:  California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks during the California Governor's Conference on Women and Families at the Long Beach Convention Center on December 7, 2004 in Long Beach, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Arnold Schwarzenegger when he was Governor of California. (Getty Images)

Schwarzenegger, a registered Republican, has been increasingly critical of the right wing party and much of its leadership but also denied he was going to become a Democrat: “I don’t want to join a party that is destroying every single f***ing city.

"They’re screwing up left and right.”

However, the Total Recall actor also teased the idea of joining Joe Biden's cabinet as secretary of state, criticising current holder of the position Anthony Blinken.

He said Blinken was "clearly smart guy, but, I mean, on the world stage, he’s a lightweight. He doesn’t carry any weight.”

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Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2. (Alamy)

In recent months, Schwarzenegger has become increasingly outspoken about the rise of the far right and neo-Nazis across the world.

He has called white supremacists "losers" and compared them to his father Gustav who was a member of the Nazi Party.

Gustav Schwarzenegger joined the SA in 1924 and the Nazi Party after Austria was annexed by Germany. During the Second World War, he was enlisted in the Wehrmacht and fought until he was wounded at the Battle of Leningrad in 1942.

It remains unclear to what extent the elder Schwarzenegger was complicit in Nazi war crimes.

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