Arnold Schwarzenegger has denied claims that he is set to run for the US Senate, following speculation that the 69-year old would return to Politics to oppose Donald Trump. The Hollywood actor turned politician, acted as the governor of California between 2003 to 2011 and had been tipped to run for the US Senate in 2018 by political experts. However, Schwarzenegger has stated that all of his political focus at the moment was on the issue of gerrymandering.

Schwarzenegger will not oppose Trump

Experts had predicted that Schwarzenegger would make his return to politics by running for the US Senate in 2018 as either a Republican or an independent in a move which would allow the former California governor to oppose Donald Trump's presidency on a larger public stage.


However, Schwarzenegger took to Facebook on Sunday to deny rumors surrounding his 2018 proposed Senate bid. In the post, Schwarzenegger said that he was "deeply flattered" by everyone who had approached him and thanked everyone for their "kind messages" and "support" but that his political agenda, for now at least, was primarily focused on addressing gerrymandering and bringing "sanity to Washington".

Schwarzenegger and Trump feud

Schwarzenegger recently took over Trump's role as host on "The Apprentice", however, it seems that's where the two political adversaries similarities end. Schwarzenegger has been a long-time critic of Trump and his political values, first voting for Trump's opponent John Kasich in the Republican primaries, before publicly stating that he wouldn't be voting for the business tycoon in the 2016 US Elections after a recording surfaced of Trump bragging about groping women.

Schwarzenegger claimed that it was the first time the Austrian-born star had not voted for a Republican candidate since claiming his American citizenship back in 1983. The two have argued several times on Twitter following

The two have argued several times on Twitter following Trump's inauguration at the start of this year, with Trump taking shots at the critical Schwarzenegger over the drop in viewing figures that "The Celebrity Apprentice" has suffered since Trump's departure. Schwarzenegger responded to Trump's dig at him by suggesting that the two should swap jobs so that America could "sleep comfortably again".