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Schwarzenegger Says Kasich Should Make Another Presidential Run

Apr 8, 2017

(L to R) Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Kasich and Karen Kasich in March of 2016
Credit Ohio Public Radio

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich should run for the White House in 2020, effectively endorsing a primary challenge to President Trump.

The former movie star and bodybuilder who founded the Arnold Classic in Columbus told the Los Angeles Times in an interview published Wednesday Kasich is "a man of substance" who has state and federal government experience, is a moderate and "has vision." Schwarzenegger also backed Kasich for president in 2016. The two men are friends and work together annually on the Arnold Classic. There is no love lost between Schwarzenegger and Trump. Schwarzenegger replaced him as the host of "Celebrity Apprentice," and Trump repeatedly mocked him for poor television ratings. For his part, Kasich says he's not running for anything.