President Donald Trump ripped into Arnold Schwarzenegger in a recent speech in Pennsylvania and Schwarzenegger returned the favor with a savage burn against the president while speaking at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Schwarzenegger joked that the upcoming Terminator 6 movie will feature the iconic T-800 cyborg rescuing Trump from prison in 2019, which gained quite a few laughs from those in attendance. Donald Trump has yet to respond to the "new plot" of Terminator 6, but it's pretty much a guarantee that he will.
While speaking to a crowd at SXSW, a reporter asked Arnold Schwarzenegger about the president's words in the recent speech. Schwarzenegger joked that he was flattered that he was called a "movie star," but then suggested that the Russians had told Donald Trump to say those things. He had this to say.
"It's very nice of him to call me a movie star. I never know really why the Russians make him say certain things. It's beyond me. Why do you think he says those things? He's supposed to be very busy. He promised people that he would reform the infrastructure and health care reform. There's so many issues that need to be addressed, but he's not addressing them. He also promised to drain the swamp. Everything goes on as usual."
Trump and Schwarzenegger have been trading barbs in the press since Trump became president. Famously, in a speech that was directed towards military veterans, Trump went off on a tangent about Schwarzenegger's ratings on The Apprentice.
Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't stop there. Instead, he jokingly claimed that the upcoming Terminator 6 recently had a script change that includes Donald Trump going to jail for colluding with the Russians when asked about a status report on the highly anticipated movie. Schwarzenegger explains.
"The T-800 travels back to 2019 to get Trump out of prison!"
Donald Trump and his administration are currently under investigation for colluding with the Russians in the 2016 election. Trump often rants about the ongoing case and has called it a "witch hunt" numerous times.
In other factual Terminator 6 news, Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed that production will begin this June and will last until October. The action star and former governor of California also revealed that he's excited to be reprising his role as the T-800 along with working with Tim Miller and James Cameron. The announcement falls in line with recent reports that saw a small production delay that could possibly force the movie to be pushed back to late 2019.
As for the Donald Trump and Arnold Schwarzenegger feud, it really does not show any signs of stopping any time soon, especially after Schwarzenegger brought up the Mueller investigation and the dreaded mention of the Russians. While Schwarzenegger was clearly joking about the T-800 going back in time to break Trump out of prison, it certainly would make a good Saturday Night Live sketch if Arnold ever goes back to host. You can read the rest of Arnold Schwarzenegger's thoughts on the Trump administration over at Deadline.