- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Arnold Schwarzenegger continued his public feud with President Trump Tuesday, mocking the president for his slip in approval ratings.

The former California governor posted a video of himself addressing the president while promoting After-School All-Stars, an after-school program provider he helped found more than a decade ago.

“Oh, Donald — the ratings are in, and you got swamped,” Mr. Schwarzenegger said in the video. “Wow. Now you’re in the thirties?”

“But what do you expect? I mean when you take away after-school programs for children and meals on wheels for the poor people, that’s not what you call ‘making America great again.’ Come on!” he continued. “I mean, who is advising you?

“Let me give you some advice: go to a middle school — the Hart Middle School, right in Washington, six miles away from the White House,” he said. “I’ll take you there, so you can see the fantastic work that they’re doing for these children. Let’s do it, huh?”

Mr. Trump’s approval rating hovered in the mid-to-low 40s in the weeks following his swearing in, but dropped to a new low of 37 percent Monday, according to Gallup. The drop comes several days after the president unveiled his budget proposal that would bring steep cuts to hundreds of domestic programs.

Mr. Schwarzenegger’s video is just the latest in his ongoing popularity fight with the president. Earlier this month he announced he was quitting “The New Celebrity Apprentice” after hosting only one season, because he didn’t want to be associated with Mr. Trump, who still has an executive producer credit on the show.

Mr. Trump fired back at his “Apprentice” successor on Twitter, saying, “Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t voluntarily leaving the Apprentice, he was fired by his bad (pathetic) ratings, not by me. Sad end to great show.”

At the National Prayer Breakfast in February, the president offered a prayer for his successor after he said the show’s ratings “went right down the tubes.”

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