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In bizarre celebrity gossip news of potential national importance,Â President Donald Trump and former California GovernorÂ Arnold Schwarzenegger went at it againÂ on TwitterÂ today, highlighting once moreÂ how Schwarzenegger’s cheesyÂ 1987 sci-fi action movieÂ The Running ManÂ turned out to be oddly prophetic.Â
The movie, which is set in the year 2017, follows Schwarzenegger’s character as he battles a faux-populistÂ reality TVÂ show host with deep connections to the USÂ government.Â Sound familiar?
In real life,Â Trump came at Schwarzenegger on Twitter back in earlyÂ January because The Celebrity ApprenticeÂ got lower ratings with Schwarzenegger as its new host than when Trump was there firing contestants.Â
Then this morning, Trump smack-talked SchwarzeneggerÂ again at the National Prayer Breakfast (yes—you read that correctly), saying “IÂ want to just pray for Arnold, if we can, for those ratings.”
Schwarzenegger’s response was classically blunt, telling Trump the two shouldÂ trade jobs (though of courseÂ Schwarzenegger, as a nativeÂ Austrian,Â can’t actually run for, nor serve as president, due to the USÂ Constitution’sÂ requirement that POTUSÂ candidates be natural-born citizens. But if he could have, he would’ve seizedÂ the opportunity!)
Let’s just hope real life doesn’t get as out-of-control as the movie.
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