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‘There are not two sides to bigotry’: Schwarzenegger shows Trump how to denounce hate

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger denounces hate and sends a message to President Donald Trump in a video posted on Twitter.
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger denounces hate and sends a message to President Donald Trump in a video posted on Twitter. hamezcua@sacbee.com

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that “there’s blame on both sides” regarding last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Va.

California’s former governor wants the president to know that “there are not two sides” to social unrest.

In a video message posted on ATTN’s Twitter page, Arnold Schwarzenegger takes on Trump, Nazis and racist organizations.

“There are not two sides to hatred. There are not two sides to bigotry,” Schwarzenegger said in the video before sending a direct message to the president.

“Let me help you write your speech a little bit: ‘As president of the United States and as a Republican, I reject the support of white supremacists,’ ” before grabbing a bobblehead doll of Trump: “Was it that difficult?”

He later tells neo-Nazis and white nationalists that their heroes are “losers.”

“I know that you weren’t born with these hateful views, no one is,” Schwarzenegger said. “It’s never too late to make the choices to learn ... that all human beings have equal value.”

He ends by asking viewers to support their favorite anti-hate organization.

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