He can’t be back if he was never gone.
Former “The Apprentice” hosts Donald Trump and Arnold Schwarzenegger took shots at each other Thursday, debating the two supposed certainties in American life — death and taxes.
The old rivalry was reignited when the president apparently took a shot at his successor on NBC’s “The Apprentice,” who lasted only one season compared to Trump, who hosted the TV game show for 14 years.
The Terminator shot back.
“I’m still here,” Schwarzenegger, 71, tweeted back at Trump, 73. “Want to compare tax returns (?)”
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) July 11, 2019
Schwarzenegger’s dig was in regards to the president’s ongoing refusal to release tax returns that could solve mysteries including what he’s worth, who gives him money and whether or not he gives to charity. House Democrats are suing the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service for honoring Trump’s request to keep his tax filings private.
Weeks after taking office in 2017, Trump gave a speech where he boasted about his “tremendous success” on “The Apprentice,” which he had to walk away from after being elected president. After mocking Schwarzenegger for causing the show’s ratings to go “right down the tubes,” he jokingly asked Americans to “Just pray for Arnold if we can, for those ratings.”
“The Terminator” star and former California governor has mocked the president’s positions on energy, the environment and late senator John McCain, whose service in Vietnam has been repeatedly undermined by Trump on the grounds McCain was taken prisoner when his Navy fighter jet was shot down in 1967.
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