- Popular actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has reacted to the riots that occurred at Capitol Hill
- The former Republican governor revealed why the rioters bear similarity to Nazi thugs
- Schwarzenegger expressed the confidence that the US democracy will become stronger
Popular actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has said President Donald Trump will go down in history as the worst US president ever.
The former Republican governor made the statement in a video posted on Twitter on Sunday, 10 January.
He compared the riot that occurred at the Capitol Hill rampage to Kristallnacht, the night in November 1938 when Nazi thugs attacked Jewish Germans and their property.
The actor accused Trump of attempting to overturn the results of a fair election. He said the president sought a coup by misleading people with lies. Schwarzenegger recalled his experiences growing up in Austria after World War II to what he was witnessing in the United States.
He said his father and his neighbours were misled with lies into supporting the Nazi government. According to him, he grew up surrounded by men who drank away their guilt over their participation in the most evil regime in history.
"My father and our neighbours were misled also with lies. And I know where such lies lead."
The actor stated that people responsible for the riot at the Capitol should be accountable. In a call for bipartisanship, Schwarzenegger underscored the need for the nation’s healing.
He also compared American democracy to a weapon he wielded onscreen in the loincloth of Conan the Barbarian nearly 40 years ago. The actor stated that American democracy will become stronger just as a sword forged in fire.
Schwarzenegger wished the incoming Biden administration well in the interest of America.
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that Biden asked Trump to publicly denounce the chaos after the Capitol siege. There was a moment of shame at the House on Wednesday, 6 January after Trump's supporters breached security and stormed the congress in a bid to halt Biden's certification process.
Taking to Twitter, the Democratic party leader condemned the violence, terming it an "assault on the citadel of liberty" and imploring the outgoing leader to step up and end the mayhem.
"I call on President Trump to go on national television now to fulfil his oath and defend the Constitution by demanding an end to this siege," said Biden.
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