After transforming from the Terminator to the Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s next career move is apparently to try to make a run at the White House in 2016.
Schwarzenegger, born in Austria, is reportedly lobbying for support to change the rules of the Constitution to allow him to run for president. The current law does not allow foreign-born citizens to become president.
A source told the New York Post’s Page Six that Schwarzenegger “has been talking openly about working on getting the constitutional rules changed so he can run for president in 2016,” and further stated that he was ready to file the legal paperwork to challenge the law.
Any possible amendment to the Constitution would require a two-thirds majority from both the House and the Senate.
The 66-year-old moved to the United States in 1968, and became a citizen in 1983. He was elected governor of California in 2003, serving until 2011.
Schwarzenegger’s approval ratings dropped sharply near the end of his second term, but he has expressed interest in running for president before. He told “60 Minutes” that he “absolutely” wanted to be president back in 2008, and told Jay Leno of the “Tonight Show” that he would make a run for the office “without any doubt.”
A spokesperson for Schwarzenegger declined to make any comment to Page Six, as the action star is likely busy trying to find a loophole in the constitutional law.
Or, this could just be a stunt to promote his new movie, “Escape Plan,” which opens in theaters Friday.
It appears the 1993 movie "Demolition Man" already predicted this, as you'll see from this clip.