It is a dramatic appearance with which Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger (73) surprises his followers on Twitter. In a seven-minute video, he speaks to the divided nation into conscience. Schwarzenegger condemned the storming of the Capitol with clear words, comparing it with the darkest chapters in European history.
The storm was “America’s Crystal Night,” says Schwarzenegger. The mob “not only smashed the Capitol windows, but also the ideas we took for granted. You haven’t just kicked the doors of the building that resides American democracy. They trampled on the principles on which our country was founded. “
“I’ve seen with my own eyes how things can get out of control”
He talks about his past, about how he grew up in the ruins of a country that suffered from the loss of democracy. His father drank “once, twice a week”, then came home “and screamed, hit us and scared my mother,” says Schwarzenegger.
He warns the American people of what such events can trigger. “Since I’m from Europe, I’ve seen with my own eyes how things can get out of hand.”
“Worst President Ever”
It becomes clear when it comes to the president, for whom he has no more than contempt. “President Trump is a failed leader, he will go down in history as the worst president of all time. The good thing is, it will soon be as insignificant as an old tweet »
But what about those who made his power possible? He quotes Teddy Roosevelt (1858–1919): “Patriotism means standing by the side of the country. It doesn’t mean standing by the president’s side. ” Now the country needs representatives, “who serve a greater cause, beyond its forces and party affiliation.”
Finally, in the style of Hollywood, he presented the sword that he wore in his role as “Conan the Barbarian”. “Our democracy is like the steel of this sword, the more it is worked, the stronger it becomes.”
Finally, he calls on all Americans to support the elected President Joe Biden (78). No matter which party you belong to. “President Biden, we stand with you, today, tomorrow and forever, to defend democracy from those who threaten it.” (neo)