Washington: Arnold Schwarzenegger has said that President Donald Trump’s ban on entry of citizens from seven Muslim majority countries makes the US “look stupid”.
Schwarzenegger, who was Governor of California for eight years, said the White House was “ill-prepared to put this kind of” directive out there, the Sun news reported on Tuesday.
“You go in there new, you have a new team, and mistakes are made; I hope this is a wake-up call for them,” Schwarzenegger said. “The real problem is it was vetted badly.”
Schwarzenegger, who has succeeded Trump on the show Celebrity Apprentice, said he thought the President’s team was still trying to find its way.
“If they would run this by the Justice Department and Homeland Security, and had the lawyers really study and focus on it and give it some time to do it the right way.”
“To go and ban people who have a green card, that means the US has given you permission to work here permanently and you are on the way to permanent citizenship… I was in that position.”
Schwarzenegger, 69, moved to the US in 1968 from Austria.