Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger became the latest celebrity to denigrate Americans who are tired of being told how to live by the elites.
His message to Americans who are fed up with vaccine demands, mask requirements and other coronavirus restrictions: “Screw your freedom.”
The erstwhile actor and bodybuilder joined CNN senior global affairs analyst Bianna Golodryga and the rabidly partisan star of the first impeachment proceeding against then-President Donald Trump, retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, on Wednesday. The purpose of the discussion was to promote Vindman’s new memoir, “Here, Right Matters.”
During the nearly hourlong segment, Schwarzenegger referenced the years leading up to World War II and how Europeans had been “lied to by a regime that was very evil.”
Naturally, he compared Adolf Hitler’s regime to the Trump administration and expressed his great relief that Trump was defeated and democracy prevailed.
From there, it was a mere hop, skip and a jump to the conservative backlash over the Biden administration’s latest round of vaccine mandates and mask requirements.
“There is a virus here. It kills people, and the only way we prevent it is to get vaccinated, to wear masks, do social distancing, washing your hands all the time and not just to think about, ‘Well, my freedom is being kind of disturbed here.’ No, screw your freedom,” Schwarzenegger said. “Because with freedom comes obligations and responsibilities.