Arnold Schwarzenegger Reflects on Ineligibility to Run for U.S. President, Expresses Gratitude for American Opportunities

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In a recent interview with Graham Norton, iconic actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger openly discussed his inability to run for the presidency of the United States due to his non-native status.

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The Austrian-born bodybuilding legend, who achieved international fame as a Hollywood star and served as the 38th governor of California, expressed deep gratitude for the opportunities America provided him throughout his illustrious career.

Schwarzenegger, a seven-time Mr. Olympia winner, acknowledged the generosity of the American people, stating, "America has allowed me to achieve everything I have throughout my career. I can't get annoyed for being able to get one job."

He emphasized the warm reception he received upon his arrival in the U.S., saying, "The American people were so embracive, and they just received me with open arms."

Despite his remarkable achievements, Schwarzenegger remains ineligible to pursue the highest office in the land, a fact he recognizes with grace.

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The U.S. Constitution mandates that a presidential candidate must be at least 35 years old and a natural-born citizen, criteria that the actor, who moved to the USA at the age of 21, does not meet.

During an earlier interview with the BBC, Schwarzenegger shared his hope for the future, stating, "No one in America stopped me from achieving success. I just hope that the country finds some real good young blood."

His positive outlook and appreciation for the opportunities he has had in America continue to inspire fans around the world.

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