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Schwarzenegger calls Trump attack on minority lawmakers 'un-American' and 'crude'
Arnold Schwarzenegger is calling out President Trump for his tweets attacking minority Democratic congresswomen and telling them to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."
"I'm disappointed in this weekend's untrue, unfair, and un-American attack,'' the former Republican governor from California told Politico in an email. "It is hateful, it is crude, and it is divisive."
The action movie star and immigrant to the United States added that "America has always been about where you are going, not where you come from. That's what drew me and millions of other proud, contributing Americans to the greatest country in the world to realize our dreams."
Schwarzenegger has a bitter relationship with Trump, as the two have battled through interviews and social media posts for much of Trump's presidency. Schwarzenegger succeeded Trump as the host of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," which the president mocked for having smaller ratings than when he led the show.
The two have also battled over a range of policies, including climate change.
Trump has come under criticism from a number of Republicans for his comments aimed at Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).
But only a handful have denounced the remarks or called them racist. A number of other Republicans have said that Trump should focus on the policies backed by the four liberal congresswomen.
The text of the resolution obtained by The Hill "strongly condemns President Donald Trump's racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should 'go back' to other countries."