In case you missed it, President Donald Trump has been getting into verbal dustups with Arnold Schwarzenegger over The Celebrity Apprentice. And the feud almost came to blows last month, according to the former California governor.
Schwarzenegger stepped in as "Apprentice" host after The Donald left the show to focus on his White House bid -- which we still hope is an elaborate reality series. But instead of wishing his successor well, Trump trolled Arnold when early ratings for the new series were below average.
Wow, the ratings are in and Arnold Schwarzenegger got "swamped" (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT. So much for....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2017
Schwarzenegger wanted to respond mano-a-mano. "I called my assistant and said, 'I think what we really should do is request a meeting." he recently told Men's Journal. "And then we just smash his face into the table."
He laughed and added that -- on second thought -- it would probably be better to take the high road because you can't beat Trump at his own game. Or as the governator put it, “Don’t get into a stinking contest with a skunk.” So Arnold did something The Donald can't do -- show restraint.
Here's the backhanded compliment that Arnold tweeted at Trump.
I wish you the best of luck and I hope you'll work for ALL of the American people as aggressively as you worked for your ratings.— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) January 6, 2017
Of course, Trump wouldn't let it go, so the two are feuding once again. So maybe we'll get that boardroom smackdown after all. But hopefully they'll hit the tables the same way Arnold did during a 2014 Super Bowl commercial.