“It is not only acceptable to choose your country over your party — it is your duty.”
Donald Trump has lost Arnold Schwarzenegger’s vote.
In the wake of the controversy surrounding the Trump tape released on Friday, the former California governor and Trump’s replacement host for NBC’s The Apprentice announced that for the first time since becoming a Republican, his vote won’t be going to his party’s candidate.
“For the first time since I became a citizen in 1983, I will not vote for the Republican candidate for President,” began his statement posted to his social media accounts on Saturday morning.
He goes on to say that, like many Americans, he had been conflicted about who to vote for in this election. “I still haven’t made up my mind about how exactly I will vote next month,” he writes. “But as proud as I am to label myself a Republican, there is one label that I hold above all else — American. So I want to take a moment today to remind my fellow Republicans that it is not only acceptable to choose your country over your party — it is your duty.”