In a new video, Austrian-born Arnold Schwarzenegger calls on President Donald Trump to reject the support of white supremacists and neo-Nazis.
Tracing the violent and “losing ideology” of Nazism and white supremacy, in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Schwarzenegger condemns the presence of hate groups in the United States.
“I knew the original Nazis, because you see, I was born in Austria in 1947, shortly after the second world war,” Schwarzenegger says.
“I can tell you that these ghosts [hate groups] idolize spent the rest of their lives living in shame and right now, they’re resting in hell,” he continues.
Schwarzenegger addresses Trump’s “moral responsibility” to repudiate racist groups and suggests a speech that the president should give.
“The world is watching. Now, let me help you write your speech a little bit,” Schwarzenegger says. “‘As President of the United States and as a Republican, I reject the support of white supremacists. The country that defeated Hitler’s armies is no place for Nazi flags. The party of Lincoln won’t stand with those who carry the battle flag of the failed Confederacy.'”
The video is part of a string of issue-driven shorts Schwarzenegger has made with new media company ATTN. His last video, on the Paris Climate Agreement, has more than 77 million views on Facebook so far.
Watch the rest of Schwarzenegger’s response to Charlottesville below:
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