The actor and former Republican Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger called US President Donald Trump the “worst president in history” and compared the assault on the Capitol to one of the most dramatic episodes of Nazism in Germany.
“Wednesday was Broken Glass Day here in the US, the broken glass was the windows of the US Capitol. Not only did they break down the doors of the building that houses American democracy, they trampled on the very principles on which this country was founded, ”Schwarzenegger said in a powerful video message.
The actor also accused Trump of seeking “a coup (d’état) by deceiving people with his lies.”
Schwarzenegger, born in Austria, referred to the so-called Night of Broken Glass in 1938 in which the Nazis attacked Jewish homes and businesses in Germany and served as a prelude to the Holocaust.
That terrible night was carried out by “the Nazi equivalents of the Proud Boys,” he said, referring to the far-right group that participated in last Wednesday’s march in Washington in support of Trump.
“President Trump is a failed leader. He will go down in history as the worst president in history. The good news is that it will soon be as irrelevant as an old tweet “, added the protagonist of” Terminator “
US authorities began arresting participants in the assault on the Capitol this weekend as Congressional Democrats detail their plans to begin the process for a second impeachment of Trump on Monday, less than two weeks before his term ends. after losing the election to Democrat Joe Biden, who will take office on January 20.
A mob of protesters who support the president stormed the Capitol last Wednesday in a tragic day that left five people dead and that took hours for the police to regain control of Congress.