Arnold Schwarzenegger - who had a love child with his maid - reveals he will NOT vote for Donald Trump in the presidential election following offensive hot mic comments
- Schwarzenegger said it is the first time he will not vote for a GOP presidential candidate since he became a citizen in 1983
- Did not reveal if he was voting for Clinton, said he hasn't made up his mind
- The former CA governor asked Republicans to realize it was their 'duty' to put their country over their party
- In 2011 it was revealed the Terminator star had a child with his housekeeper during his 25-year marriage with Maria Shriver
- Schwarzenegger was given Trump's job as host Celebrity Apprentice after NBC fired the GOP candidate in 2015
Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined the growing list of prominent Republicans who are denouncing Donald Trump after he was caught making lewd remarks about women in a 2005 video that leaked on Friday.
Schwarzenegger did not specifically use Trump's name in his statement, posted on Instagram on Saturday, but explicitly said he would not vote for the Republican candidate for president.
The former Governor of California said it would be the first time since he became an American citizen in 1983 that he would not be casting a ballot for the GOP.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined the growing list of prominent Republicans who are denouncing Donald Trump after he was caught making lewd remarks about women in 2005
The former Governor of California said it would be the first time since he became a citizen in 1983 that he would not be casting a ballot for the GOP
'Like many Americans, I’ve been conflicted by this election,' he wrote. I still haven’t made up my mind about how exactly I will vote next month.'
'I have been a proud Republican since I moved to America in 1968 and I heard Nixon’s words about getting the government off our backs, free trade, and defending our liberty with a strong military.'
'That day I joined the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan.'
Schwarzenegger said he was proud to call himself a Republican - but added that he was even prouder to hold the label of 'American'.
'So I want to take a moment today to remind my fellow Republicans that it is not only acceptable to choose your country over your party – it is your duty,' he concluded.
Schwarzenegger's rejection of his party's nominee came a day after the Washington Post published a video made on an Access Hollywood set that captured Trump, newly married to Melania, discussing women with host Billy Bush.
The two men shared an embrace after Trump appeared in the second official Republican presidential candidates debate in September 2015
Schwarzenegger became the host of the new Celebrity Apprentice, which will premiere in January 2016, after Trump was fired by NBC for calling Mexican immigrants 'rapists'
The GOP presidential nominee spoke at length with Bush about how he tried to seduce current Entertainment Tonight co-host Nancy O'Dell.
'I moved on her and I failed. I'll admit it. I did try and f*** her. She was married', Trump says in the recording published on Friday.
'And I moved on her very heavily... 'I moved on her like a b***h, but I couldn't get there.'
The Republican nominee is later heard bragging about how his celebrity status allows him to do 'anything' to women.
'You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful -- I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait,' he boasts.
'And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the p---y. You can do anything.'
Schwarzenegger, the current Celebrity Apprentice host after Trump was fired by NBC in 2015, has had his own controversies when it comes to women.
The former California governor has had his own controversies. In 2011 it was revealed he had fathered a child with his housekeeper (pictured) during his marriage with Maria Shriver
Schwarzenegger made a rare public declaration of his feelings for lookalike love child Joseph Baena in heartfelt birthday message just last week
Shriver filed for divorce shortly after the scandal broke, ending the couple's 25-year marriage
The Terminator star was accused of sexually harassing six women on film sets between the years of 1975 and 2000.
The accusations, which came out during his campaign for Governor of California, included that he had grabbed women's breasts and buttocks and tried to take off a woman's bathing suit, according to Variety.
It was then revealed in 2011 that the Terminator star, at the time married to Maria Shriver, had fathered a child with Mildred Baena, the couple's housekeeper of 20 years.
Shriver filed for divorce shortly after, ending the couple's 25-year marriage.
Meanwhile, Melania said on Saturday that she found her husband's lewd remarks about women to be 'unacceptable and offensive'.
But Trump's wife added that despite Trump's degrading words, she believes they do 'not represent the man that I know'.
'He has the heart and mind of a leader,' she added. 'I hope people will accept his apology, as I have, and focus on the important issues facing out nation and the world.'
Melania Trump has called her husband's lewd remarks in the video 'unacceptable and offensive' in a statement she released Saturday
The 2005 video, in which Trump talked about hitting on a married woman and kissing beautiful women, was filmed just months after Melania and Trump were married
Donald Trump sent out a tweet, joking about the release of a video, which caught him making lewd comments about women
Trump made sexual comments about women to Billy Bush (right) while talking about his attempts to hit a married woman and said he can 'do whatever' he wanted because he's a star
It was revealed the married woman Trump bragged about trying to seduce was Entertainment Tonight co-host Nancy O'Dell
Trump told the Wall Street Journal there is 'zero chance' he'll quit the race for the White House
Trump apologized for the words he said in 2005 that were released on Friday in a video posted early Saturday
Along with Schwarzenegger, dozens of Republicans have denounced the GOP nominee's comments.
None of Trump's children, who have been some of his most fierce surrogates, have spoken out since the comments went public.
Trump's running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, was said to be 'beside himself' after the video was released.
Pence released a statement on Saturday saying: 'As a husband and father, I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump in the eleven-year-old video released yesterday.
'I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them. I am grateful that he has expressed remorse and apologized to the American people.
Pence was supposed to represent Trump at a Wisconsin event with speaker of the house Paul Ryan after Ryan said he was 'sickened' by Trump's remarks, but later canceled.
'I am sickened by what I heard today. Women are to be championed and revered, not objectified,' Ryan said in a statement.
'I hope Mr. Trump treats this situation with the seriousness it deserves and works to demonstrate to the country that he has greater respect for women than this clip suggests.'
The comments were caught on a hot mic during an appearance on Access Hollywood in 2005
Several Republicans have either called for Trump to drop out or rescinded their support.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said Trump's comments were 'repugnant, and unacceptable in any circumstance'.
He called on Trump to make a greater apology than the one he released early Saturday.
Trump apologized for the statements made in the short video released on Friday with his own video posted to Twitter just after midnight on Saturday.
'I've never said I'm a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone I'm not. I've said and done things I regret, and the words released today on this more than a decade-old video are one of them,' the Republican nominee said in the statement.
'Anyone who knows me, knows these words don't reflect who I am. I said it, I was wrong, and I apologize.'
Trump then went on to say he has 'changed' while traveling the country as part of his campaign as a result of being impacted by the people he has met.
Many Republican leaders deemed the remarks as reprehensible and called on Trump to drop out while others rescinded their support
'I have gotten to know the great people of our country, and I have been humbled by the faith they have placed in me. I pledge to be a better man tomorrow, and will never, ever let you down,' he said.
Trump then called the controversy a 'distraction', before pivoting into an attack on Hillary and Bill Clinton.
'Bill Clinton has actually abused women and Hillary has bullied, attacked, shamed, and intimidated his victims,' he said.
'We will discuss this more in the coming days. See you at the debate on Sunday.'
But McConnell had asked for a full apology directed at women and girls on Friday.
'As the father of three daughters, I strongly believe that Trump needs to apologize directly to women and girls everywhere, and take full responsibility for the utter lack of respect for women shown in his comments on that tape,' McConnell said.
Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney tweeted: 'Hitting on married women? Condoning assault? Such vile degradations demean our wives and daughters and corrupt America's face to the world.'
Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois tweeted: '@realDonaldTrump should drop out. @GOP should engage rules for emergency replacement.'
Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush were two of the prominent Republican figures to attack Donald Trump over the remarks on Friday
After delivering the short apology, Trump pivoted and began to attack Hillary and Bill Clinton in the statement
WHICH REPUBLICANS HAVE DENOUNCED DONALD TRUMP AND WHO HAS CALLED FOR HIM TO DROP OUT OF THE RACE
WHO HAS CALLED FOR TRUMP TO DROP OUT
Illinois Senator Mark Kirk
Utah Senator Mike Lee
Former New York Governor George Pataki
Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman
Virginia Representative Barbara Comstock
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake
New Jersey Representative Scott Garrett
Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse
Alabama Congresswoman Martha Roby
Alabama Representative Bradley Byrne
Nevada Representative Joe Heck
South Dakota Senator John Thune
WHO HAS DENOUNCED TRUMP'S STATEMENTS
Running mate Mike Pence
Republican Speaker Paul Ryan
Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell
Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney
Utah Governor Gary Hebert
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush
Texas Senator Ted Cruz
Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina
Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers
Idaho Senator Mike Crapo
Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey
Florida Senator Marco Rubio
Illinois Congressman Robert Dold
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
Ohio Governor John Kasich
Ohio Senator Rob Portman
North Carolina Senator Richard Burr
Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz
Colorado Congressman Mike Coffman
Arizona Senator John McCain
Tennessee Senator Bob Corker
Minnesota Congressman Erik Paulsen
Utah Governor Gary Hebert
Former presidential candidate Ben Carson
Missouri Congresswoman Ann Wagner
Echoing that sentiment, Trump's choice for a potential Supreme Court nominee, Utah Senator Mike Lee said: 'The fact is, we have been asked to settle … on matters of great principle with our candidate for president of the United States.
'This can't continue. … It is for that reason, Mr. Trump, that I respectfully ask you … to step aside. Step down. Allow someone else to carry the banner of these principles.'
Jeb Bush, who ran against Trump for the Republican nomination, tweeted: 'As the grandfather of two precious girls, I find that no apology can excuse away Donald Trump's reprehensible comments degrading women.'
One of Trump's most reluctant supporters, Texas Senator Ted Cruz tweeted: 'These comments are disturbing and inappropriate, there is simply no excuse for them.'
Carly Fiorina, who also ran against Trump for the nomination, said: 'Trump does not represent me or my party.'
Dozens of Republicans denounced Trump and called for him to drop out of the race, including those who ran against him for the nomination like Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush
New Hampshire senator Kelly Ayotte, who once called Trump a 'role model' said his comments were 'totally inappropriate and offensive'.
Ayotto retracted her support of the nominee as did Idaho Senator Mike Crapo.
'I have reached the decision that I can no longer endorse Donald Trump.
'This is not a decision that I have reached lightly, but his pattern of behavior has left me no choice.
'His repeated actions and comments toward women have been disrespectful, profane and demeaning,' Crapo said in a statement.
New Jersey Republican Representative Scott Garrett says Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence would be 'the best nominee for the Republican Party to defeat Hillary Clinton.'
Garrett did not explicitly call on Trump to quit the race following the release of old video footage that features Trump making highly sexualized comments.
But Garrett says in a statement that Trump's comments 'are inexcusable.'
DONALD TRUMP'S FULL STATEMENT ON COMMENTS HE MADE ABOUT WOMEN IN 2005
I've never said I'm a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone I'm not. I've said and done things I regret, and the words released today on this more than a decade-old video are one of them.
Anyone who knows me, knows these words don't reflect who I am. I said it, I was wrong, and I apologize.
I've travelled the country talking about change for America, but my travels have also changed me. I've spent time with grieving mothers who have lost their children, laid off workers whose jobs have gone to other countries, and people from all walks of life who just want a better future.
I have gotten to know the great people of our country, and I have been humbled by the faith they have placed in me. I pledge to be a better man tomorrow, and will never, ever let you down.
Let's be honest, we're living in the real world. This is nothing more than a distraction from the important issues we are facing today.
We are losing our jobs, we're less safe than we were eight years ago, and Washington is totally broken.
Hillary Clinton and her kind have run our country into the ground. I've said some foolish things, but there is a big difference between the words and actions of other people.
Bill Clinton has actually abused women and Hillary has bullied, attacked, shamed, and intimidated his victims.
We will discuss this more in the coming days. See you at the debate on Sunday.
Trump was caught out making the shocking comments while on the set of Access Hollywood in 2005
Donald Trump is interviewed by Billy Bush of Access Hollywood at 'Celebrity Apprentice' Red Carpet Event at Trump Tower on January 20, 2015
TRANSCRIPT OF THE RECORDING FEATURING DONALD TRUMP'S LATEST CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS
Trump: 'You know and I moved on her actually. You know she was down on Palm Beach. I moved on her and I failed. I'll admit it.
'I did try and f*** her, she was married.'
Other voice: 'That's huge news!'
Trump: 'No, no, Nancy. No this was – And I moved on her very heavily in fact I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, 'I'll show you where they have some nice furniture'.
'I took her out for furniture. I moved on her like a b***h, but I couldn't get there, and she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she's now got the big phony t*ts and everything.
'She's totally changed her look.'
Billy Bush: 'Sheesh, your girl's hot as s***. In the purple.'
Multiple voices: 'Whoa! Yes! Whoa!'
Bush: 'Yes, the Donald has scored. Whoa, my man!'
Trump: 'Look at you, you are a p***y. OK, you and I will walk down.'
Trump (speaking about actor Arianne Zucker): 'Maybe it's a different one.'
Bush: 'It better not be the publicist. No, it's her.'
Trump: 'Yeah, that's her. With the gold. I better use some Tic-Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful – I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet.
'Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything.'
Bush: 'Whatever you want.'
Trump: 'Grab them by the p***y. You can do anything.'
Bush: 'Yeah those legs. All I can see is the legs.'
Trump: 'Oh, it looks good.'
Bush: 'Come on, shorty.'
Trump: 'Oh nice legs, huh?'
Bush: 'Oof, get out of the way honey. Oh, that's the good legs. Go ahead.'
Trump (getting off the bus): 'It's always good if you don't fall out of the bus. Like Ford, Gerald Ford, remember?'
Bush (after Trump knocks on the window for someone to open the door): 'Down below. Pull the handle.'
Trump (to Zucker): 'Hello, how are you, hi.'
Zucker: 'Hi Mr Trump. How are you?'
Trump: 'Nice seeing you. Terrific, terrific. You know Billy Bush?'
Bush: 'Hello, nice to see you. How you doing, Arianne?'
Zucker: 'I'm doing very well thank you. [To Trump] Are you ready to be a soap star?'
Trump: 'We're ready, let's go. Make me a soap star.'
Bush: 'How about a little hug for the Donald? He just got off the bus.'
Zucker: 'Would you like a little hug, darling?'
Trump: 'Absolutely. Melania said this was OK.'
Bush: 'How about a little hug for the Bushy? I just got off the bus. Here we go, excellent. Well you've got a nice co-star here.'
Trump: 'Good, after you. Come on Billy, don't be shy.'
Bush: 'As soon as a beautiful woman shows up he just, he takes off. This always happens.'
Zucker (waving to Bush): 'I'm sorry, come here.'
Bush: 'Let the little guy in here, come on.'
Zucker: 'Yeah let the little guy in. How you feel now? Better? I should actually be in the middle.'
Bush: 'It's hard to walk next to a guy like this. Yeah, you get in the middle. There we go.'
Trump: 'Good, that's much better.'
Zucker: 'This is much better. This is…'
Bush: 'Now if you had to choose honestly between one of us. Me or the Donald?'
Trump: 'I don't know that's tough competition.'
Zucker: 'That's some pressure right there.'
Bush: 'Seriously, you had to take one of us as a date.'
Zucker: 'I have to take the Fifth on that one… I'll take both.'
Trump (near the Day of Our Lives studio): 'Which way?'
Zucker: 'Make a right. Here we go.'
Bush: 'Here he goes. I'm gonna leave you here. Give me my microphone. '
Trump: 'OK. OK. Oh, you're finished?'
Bush: 'You're my man. Yeah.'
Trump: 'Oh, good.'
Bush: 'I'm gonna go do our show.'
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