Arnold Schwarzenegger said that President Donald Trump is “out of his mind” if he thinks he can move forward with his plans to remove California’s emissions waiver.
“For 48 years — since one of my heroes, then-governor Ronald Reagan, requested it — California has had a waiver from the federal government to clean our own air,” the 71-year-old actor tweeted Thursday in response to Trump’s announcement that he will move to roll back Obama-era regulations that allowed the state to determine its own vehicle emissions standards. (RELATED: Arnold Schwarzenegger Calls Trump A ‘Wet Noodle’ For Press Conference Performance)
“If the President thinks he can win this fight, he’s out of his mind,” he added. “I am sick and tired of these fake conservatives who believe in states’ rights to make their own policies — as long as state policy is to pollute more.”
My statement on today’s stupid, fake-conservative policy announcement that no one asked for. pic.twitter.com/ojAhWTFpDM
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) August 2, 2018
“If you want to clean up your air, they throw federalism right out the window, I’ve had it with the so-called pro-business conservatives who ignore what actual industry leaders say is best for business,” he continued. “The car companies own lobbyist said they hoped the administration would ‘find a solution that continues to increase fuel efficiency standards.'”
“Let’s be clear: this is a stupid policy and no one asked for this,” the former governor of California shared. “Businesses prefer certainty — not policies that change with the whims of each new White House. I hope some conservatives with a conscience will act in Washington to defend California’s waiver based on these historic Republican values. But if not, I’d remind them that California has won this battle before. We will win again.”
The “Terminator” star has been very outspoken against the president over the last year and a half. Most recently, Schwarzenegger called Trump’s appearance at his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin akin to a “wet noodle.”
“President Trump, I just saw your press conference with President Putin, and it was embarrassing. I mean you stood there like a little, wet noodle — like a little fanboy,” the actor explained. “When are you going to ask him for an autograph or a selfie or something like that?”
“You literally sold out at this press conference our intelligence community, justice system and, worst of all, our country. You’re the President of the United States. You shouldn’t do that,” he added.