Schwarzenegger Pens Gracious Reply to Trump's Twitter Slam

'We are not enemies, but friends'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2017 11:44 AM CST
Arnold Schwarzenegger of "The New Celebrity Apprentice."   (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

(Newser) – Arnold Schwarzenegger seems to think Donald Trump needs a lesson in making friends after the president-elect chose to criticize his Celebrity Apprentice successor. "Wow, the ratings are in and [new host] Arnold Schwarzenegger got 'swamped' (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT," Trump tweeted Friday after the Trump-less show premiered Monday to 4.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen. The last season hosted by Trump averaged 7.6 million viewers, per Fortune. "So much for … being a movie star," Trump continued. "But who cares, he supported [John] Kasich & Hillary [Clinton]."

Schwarzenegger offered up a reply on Twitter, tweeting, "I wish you the best of luck and I hope you'll work for ALL of the American people as aggressively as you worked for your ratings." He next shared a video he made after the election in which he quotes Abraham Lincoln's inaugural speech, beginning, "We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies." "Please study this quote ... @realDonaldTrump," he tweeted with the video. "It inspired me every day I was Governor, and I hope it inspires you." (The New York Times is unimpressed with the new season.)

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