Actor and former Governor of CaliforniaA seven-minute video tweeted on Sunday, recalling and comparing his post-World War II childhood in Austria With Kristallnacht. Kristalnacht, or “Night of Broken Glass”, was an attack on Jews and Jewish-owned businesses in November 1938 in Nazi Germany.
Schwarzenegger said, “Wednesday was a ‘day of broken glass’ in the United States.” As of Monday morning, his video was viewed more than 33 million times and received more than 1.1 million likes.
From 2003 to 2011, California Republican Governor Schwarzenegger has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump. In the video, he calls her “the worst president ever”.
Schwarzenegger shares memories of his father Gustav, a member of the Austrian military police, drunk and then comes home screaming and killing his family. Other neighborhood fathers did the same, with the actor saying, “Broken people drinking away their guilt over their involvement in the worst regime in history.”
At one point in the video, Schwarzenegger featured the sword in the 1982 film Conan Barbarian, as an example of how democracy, like a tempered sword, grows stronger under pressure.
Schwarzenegger said, “Those who think they can overturn the Constitution of the United States know this.” “You’ll never win.”
Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris is among those who have responded to the message, It’s powerful saying And on Twitter thanked Schwarzenegger “for reminding us what’s at stake in this moment.”