Schwarzenegger mocks Trump on coal bailout: Protect pagers, Blockbuster too

Schwarzenegger mocks Trump on coal bailout: Protect pagers, Blockbuster too
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Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) on Friday mocked reports that President TrumpDonald TrumpCIA chief threatened to resign over push to install Trump loyalist as deputy: report Azar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments Justice Dept. argues Trump should get immunity from rape accuser's lawsuit MORE is considering a plan to prolong the use of struggling coal and nuclear plants, saying he eagerly awaits the administration's regulations to protect pagers, fax machines and Blockbuster.


“I eagerly await the administration’s regulations protecting pagers, fax machines, and Blockbuster,” Schwarzenegger tweeted, citing a report that the Trump administration may order grid operators to buy electricity from coal and nuclear plants that are at risk of closing.

The report cites a memo directing the Energy Department to instruct grid operators to buy power from a source contained on a list of designated plants. Hours after the report was published, the White House announced that Trump ordered Energy Secretary Rick PerryRick PerryWhite House advisers preparing to launch nonprofit to promote Trump policies: report Chip Roy fends off challenge from Wendy Davis to win reelection in Texas The Memo: Texas could deliver political earthquake MORE to take “immediate steps” to preclude the closures of coal and nuclear power plants.

Critics say the move is an unprecedented intervention into U.S. energy markets.

Trump has repeatedly voiced his support for coal workers and during the 2016 presidential campaign said he'd bring more jobs back to the industry. 

Schwarzenegger and Trump have had an ongoing feud for years now.

In May, Schwarzenegger urged Americans against “falling toward our lowest instincts” after The Hill reported that a White House aide mocked Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainThe best way to handle veterans, active-duty military that participated in Capitol riot Cindy McCain on possible GOP censure: 'I think I'm going to make T-shirts' Arizona state GOP moves to censure Cindy McCain, Jeff Flake MORE's (R-Ariz.) terminal brain cancer diagnosis.

He also attacked Trump back in February, tweeting that “you don't” drain the swamp by defending gerrymandering after the president spoke out against Pennsylvania's new congressional map.

Trump has ripped Schwarzenegger as well.

In 2017, he said Schwarzenegger was a bad governor and said NBC had fired the actor for the “bad (pathetic) ratings” “The Celebrity Apprentice” had following Schwarzenegger's run as host of the once Trump-hosted reality show.