Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday blasted President Trump’s move to allow increased offshore drilling, saying he ought to drill in the waters off his Palm Beach, Fla., resort rather than California.

Related image

“Don’t touch California. If you want to drill, do it off Mar-a-Lago,” Schwarzenegger tweeted. “Or better yet, look to the future, follow CA’s lead & go green and we can all breathe easier. The US’s largest economy is nearly 50% renewable. #ProtectThePacific

“Our fishing, tourism, and recreation industries employ hundreds of thousands of great people. Our coasts are an economic gold mine. Do not put them at risk,” Schwarzenegger added in a second tweet.

Though Schwarzenegger did not mention Trump by name, it’s just the latest criticism he has lobbed at the president. Both Republican celebrities-turned-politicians, they have repeatedly sparred.

Schwarzenegger has blasted Trump for his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., his leadership skills, his proposal to cut funding for after-school programs and Meals on Wheels, and his low approval ratings, among other things.

Trump, displeased by Schwarzenegger’s vote for Ohio Gov. John Kasich in the primaries even after Kasich dropped out, has criticized Schwarzenegger over his governance of California and the low approval ratings for “Celebrity Apprentice” after Schwarzenegger replaced Trump as the host.


Post a Comment