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Arnold Schwarzenegger hits out at Trump over Charlottesville, says 'let’s terminate hate'

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Aug 19, 2017, 5:51 pm IST
Updated : Aug 19, 2017, 5:57 pm IST

Hours after the violence in his first response on Twitter, Trump blamed 'many sides' for the violence that claimed three lives.

Arnold Schwarzenegger (Photo: AP)
 Arnold Schwarzenegger (Photo: AP)

Washington: An actor-turned-politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger on Saturday took a dig at United States President Donald Trump’s remark on ‘both sides to be blamed’ following the violence in Charlottesville.

The ‘Terminator’ actor, often seen vocal towards President Trump and his polices, said ‘lets terminate hate’ in a video message, posted on Twitter by California-based ATTN, which sends a direct message to Trump and white nationalists.

The statement in video message reads, “If you choose to march with a flag that symbolises the slaughter of millions of people, there are not two sides to that. The only way to beat the loud, angry voices of hate is to meet them with louder, more reasonable voices.”

Schwarzenegger, former California governor, using a bobblehead doll of Trump, said the president has a “moral responsibility to send an unequivocal message that you won’t stand for hate and racism.”

Be it Meryl Streep or Robert De Niro, Mark Ruffalo or JK Rowling and Olivia Wilde, as well as Schwarzenegger, all have never shied off from speaking against Trump.

Knowing for changing stances of his own statement, Trump last week had indirectly supported the violence in Charlottesville. Hours after the violence in his first response on Twitter, Trump blamed “many sides” for the violence that claimed three lives.

Making veiled attack on so-called white nationalists group, like neo-Nazis and KKK, Schwarzenegger said “These ghosts you idolise spent the rest of their lives living in shame and right now, they’re resting in hell.”

Post Charlottesville violent clashes, Arnold Schwarzenegger had donated $100,000 to an anti-hate organisation.

The action hero also posted a picture on Instagram wearing t-shirt in his classic Terminator role sporting the same words.

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Location: United States, District of Columbia, Washington