Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger called out Americans for the lack of patriotism he witnessed on Veterans Day.
In an impassioned video, the former ‘Governator’ addressed his 21 million plus Instagram followers, after returning home from his annual tradition of visiting the Los Angeles National Cemetery on Veterans Day.
He called out the “patriots” who couldn’t be bothered to honor the fallen soldiers buried on the grounds. “It doesn’t make any sense. I was kind of upset. You have to understand it doesn’t make any sense that in this cemetery, where there are almost 100,000 people buried – veterans – that there are only like, 20 people walking around.”
The former Republican leader took a shot at Trump supporters for gathering at huge political rallies, but failing to honor the fallen soldiers that lost their lives defending our country.
“Think about that. I mean, 20 people for almost 100,000 veterans that are buried there. But then 20,000 or so will go to a political rally where someone promises them to make America great,” he jabbed at Trump. “But the fact of the matter is those veterans are the ones that made America great. No one else!”
He concluded the video with a wish for American patriots to turn out on next year’s holiday. “I hope that next year when I go back to that cemetery that I will see you 20,000 that are so patriotic,” he remarked. “I hope I see you there. I think it’s a discussion that we should have: the definition of patriotism. Let’s talk about it.”
Schwarzenegger took over Trump’s spot on his reality show, “The Apprentice,” in 2016, which hemorrhaged ratings after the change. They both blamed each other for the show’s cancellation and have been sworn Twitter enemies ever since.
In 2019, Trump made remarks about the actor’s demise. “Arnold Schwarzenegger… You know what? He died… I was there.” The former governor clapped back with a tweet an hour later: “I’m still here. Want to compare tax returns, @realDonaldTrump?”
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