‘Screw your freedom’: Schwarzenegger tells ‘schmuck’ anti-maskers to ‘get vaccinated, get masks and do social distancing’
- Former Republican Governor of California warned against ‘disinformation’
- Arnie, 74, said: ‘There’s a virus and the only way we prevent it is get vaccinated’
- He said that those who refused to wear masks over ‘freedom’ were ‘schmucks’
Arnold Schwarzenegger has rarely been accused of hiding his opinions, and during a recent interview he let it rip when it came to people refusing to mask up and get vaccinated.
On Tuesday, the former California governor spoke with former National Security Council staffer Alexander Vindman and CNN’s Bianna Golodryga, admitting he’s disgusted with the vaccine disinformation being spewed out on the internet — and with those who are gullible enough to believe it.
“There is a virus here, it kills people, and the only way we prevent it is get vaccinated, get masks, do social distancing, washing your hands all the time, and not just to think about ‘well my freedom is being kind of disturbed here’. No, screw your freedom,” Mr Schwarzenegger said.
“We put the traffic light at the intersection so someone doesn’t kill someone else by accident… you cannot say, ‘no one is going tell me that I’m going to stop here at this traffic light here, I’m going to go right through it’, yeah, then you kill someone else and then it is your doing,” he said.
“Yeah you have the freedom to wear no mask, but you know something, you’re a schmuck for not wearing a mask because you’re supposed to protect your fellow members around you, it’s just that simple,” he added.
“And I’m talking now about before the Second World War how my father and people in Austria and Germany and all over Europe were actually lied to by a regime that was very evil,” he said.
“And when you start lying to people and the nation experiences these kinds of lies and deceits and cheating and corruption, and all this sort of thing, it goes down a dangerous road and it has to be stopped at all costs.”