Arnold Schwarzenegger: I Would Run For President If I Could

Kaitlan Collins | White House Correspondent

Arnold Schwarzenegger said he would run for president if he was eligible.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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“If I’d been born in America, I would’ve run,” the 69-year-old actor, who was born in Austria, said during an interview with Adweek that was published Monday. “Because now? This was a very good time to get in the race.”

Schwarzenegger became an American citizen in the 1980s and served as the governor of California from 2003 until 2011. (VIDEO: Snoop Dogg: Arnold Schwarzenegger Is ‘A Racist Piece Of S**t’)

“I didn’t love politics, but I love policy,” he added.

(Photo: Courtesy of Adweek)

(Photo: Courtesy of Adweek)

In early October, Schwarzenegger said he would not vote Republican for the first time in 30 years.

“Like many Americans, I’ve been conflicted by this election — I still haven’t made up my mind about how exactly I will vote next month,” he wrote on Twitter.

“I have been a proud Republican since I moved to America in 1968 and I heard Nixon’s words about getting the government off our backs, free trade, and defending our liberty with a strong military. That day I joined the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan.” (RELATED: Arnold Schwarzenegger Joins John Kasich On The Campaign Trail)

Kaitlan Collins

White House Correspondent

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