Trump is a crybaby over a lot of things… but today he hit his ball into my backyard and I’m not even going to answer the door let alone let him into my backyard to get his got dang ball back.
Our future president literally spent part of his day whining over the ratings on a crap reality tv show…
Yeah. Okay. Well…
Let’s look at the reality here…
The Apprentice is a low quality show on a low quality network, ratings are somewhat nonsensical to begin with, and oh also… people really aren’t a fan of the network or the show’s association with Trump. Is that Arnold’s fault? Highly doubt it.
Everything I have heard says that Arnold Schwarzenegger has always been a hard worker on set. He puts the effort in as an actor and he’s been rewarded for that… He supposedly has earned over $300 million during his career. Donald Trump of course, it can be argued, has never earned anything… and only skims the fat off of other people’s milk through rent. Hell, considering the huge amount of leverage it seems Trump constantly employs he might not even be worth a single cent.
Maybe that’s what all of this is about… jealousy. Arnold is a hard-working, wealthy, immigrant who has not only commanded the attention of the American people on-screen for decades but also got elected to public office long before Trump was more than an afterthought.
Arnold’s contributions to multiple film genres span decades…
- Conan the Barbarian
- Conan the Destroyer
- The Terminator
- Total Recall
- Terminator 2: Judgment Day
- Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Without Arnold, we may have never gotten the Predator film series and Predator and Alien mash-ups that have spanned decades and earned people’s time and money.
Without Arnold we wouldn’t have the weirdness that is Total Recall.
Without Arnold, Conan probably would’ve never been as big of a thing.
People make fun of Arnold, but you know what… he’s made a positive contribution to our world. He is not only a persistent current part of our culture but will continue to be part of it for decades to come. Why? Talent and hard work. Arnold took other people’s sci-fi visions and acted his big muscular heart out and now will forever be intertwined with their work because of it.
That is the Arnold you know and have watched for decades.
Now what the hell has Donald Trump ever done in film?
Nothing except be a whiny little shit on reality TV.
The thought that Arnold Schwarzenegger should be judged by a shit tv show’s shit ratings on a shit network is absurd.
Update with Arnold’s Response (1/7/2017)
Arnold’s response to Trump’s ego induced crappy comment about The Apprentice’s ratings was appropriate and well meaning… which should probably be inspiration for anybody and everybody who has to write about Donald Trump.
Arnold went on to post a video of himself quoting Abraham Lincoln…
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) January 6, 2017
“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”
– Abraham Lincoln
“The campaign is over, the election is over, and we are not enemies. We are neighbors, we are friends, and most importantly we are all Americans… and we have a lot of work to do to keep America great. So let’s do it… and let’s do it together.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger