Schwarzenegger denies he’s aiming for president

October 18, 2013

Contrary to a report Friday in the New York Post, former California governor Arnold Schwarzengger (R) says he's not angling to change the Constitution to allow foreign-born people like himself to serve as president.

Schwarzenegger tweeted the following on Friday:

The Post cited sources saying the action movie star wanted to get the change made -- something that would require a Constitutional amendment -- so that he could run for president in 2016.

Schwarzenegger was born in Austria.

The speculation isn't totally unfounded; Schwarzenegger said in 2010 that he would "without a doubt" run for president if he were allowed to.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix, the Post’s top political blog.
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