Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has jumped onboard with a chorus of Republicans who are renouncing GOP nominee Donald Trump.
Schwarzenegger’s statement comes in the wake of a recently released video obtained by the Washington Post, where a hot mic caught Trump talking about women in lewd terms during a 2005 conversation with Access Hollywood host Billy Bush.
“I just start kissing them,” Trump said, referring to women he’s attracted to. “It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.”
“And when you’re a star they let you do it,” Trump clarifies. “You can do anything… Grab them by the p*ssy — you can do anything.”
Schwarzenegger, who is now the host of Trump’s former NBC reality show “The Apprentice,” said it will be the first time since becoming a citizen in 1983 that he will not vote for a Republican candidate.
He didn’t reveal who he’d be casting his vote for.
“Like many Americans, I’ve been conflicted this election,” Schwarzenegger said. “I want to take a moment to remind my fellow Republicans that it is not only acceptable to choose your country over your party — it is your duty.”
You can read his full statement below:
As proud as I am to label myself a Republican, there is one label that I hold above all else – American. My full statement: pic.twitter.com/biRvY8S3aZ
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) October 8, 2016