But does The Governator want to be in Trump's shoes? In an interview with Edward-Isaac Dovere at The Atlantic this week, Schwarzenegger spoke about how playing a fictional President in his new movie, Kung Fury 2, made the prospect more tempting in real life.
" Oh yeah. Yeah, absolutely. I think about it," he said. "It wouldve been fun to sit here and to have the power and to work with the world together and solve those problems and to take on those challenges. Yeah, of course I think about that. But at the same time, I also think about, Wait a minute, you cant really complain about it too much, because everything that was accomplished in my life was because of America."
That isn't to say Schwarzenegger is setting his sights on the White House any time soon (and a presidential bid would be impossible for somebody who was born in Austria), but playing the POTUS on-screen is one item off his bucket list.
"Its fun to play something, at least, that you cant be," he said. "This is why its fun to play a CIA agent like you do in the movies. The amount of cops I playedmy father always wanted me to be a cop. So since we dont have comprehensive immigration reform, and a foreign-born citizen cannot run for president, its fun to play."
In Kung Fury 2, Schwarzenegger plays a cigar-chomping Commander-in-Chief alongside Michael Fassbender, Alexandra Shipp and his fellow '80s star David Hasselhoff in a heightened tale of "Kung Fu cops, time-traveling Hitlers, machine gun-wielding Vikings and much more." Sounds like a hell of lot more fun than life on the campaign trail.