“This is nothing”- Arnold Schwarzenegger in mockery of his Diploma certificate from Trump University
Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared to mock Donald Trump‘s failed university in a virtual commencement speech for graduates who are stuck at home amid COVID-19.
In an uplifting message to students, the former Governor of California encouraged them to remember the journey they have taken during their studies, and to look forward to the future.
He said: ‘Think back over the last four years, the struggle that you went through to get this degree now…
‘Those are the things that you will remember, not just this degree. You are celebrating that journey today, not just a piece of paper that you hang on the wall.’
But he threw shade on Trump, as he held up his honorary doctorate from Trump University, and said: ‘This is nothing. We all have these pieces of papers.’
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Trump University was launched in 2005 and closed five years later amid growing legal troubles.
Former students bashed the university, with some of them calling it a scam that had robbed them of up to $35,000 apiece for useless real estate classes.
The president paid $25million in 2017 to settle two class-action lawsuits and a civil lawsuit by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who branded the university a ‘fraud from beginning to end.’
Schwarzenegger told the grads that “life is messier than an Instagram feed,” and the virus “won’t be the last obstacle you face,” but “it can help you prepare for the next one.” In fact, life is all about “overcoming obstacles,” he added, and said the biggest one he’s faced was emergency open-heart surgery in 2018.