Robert De Niro refuses to take photo with Schwarzenegger

Los Angeles, Nov 6 (IANS) Hollywood icon Robert De Niro refused to take a photograph with Arnold Schwarzenegger over election politics.

“If you’re supporting (Donald) Trump, I want nothing to do with you,” said De Niro, after refusing to pose for a photograph with Schwarzenegger.

The incident happened at the VIP cocktail reception for the annual Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Western Regional Gala on Thursday at the Beverly Hilton here, reports

“Are you voting for Trump?” De Niro kept asking Schwarzenegger. Later, he rebuffed the former California governor’s efforts to explain before backing off toward the other side of the room.

Schwarzenegger, a career Republican, publicly tweeted in October that he would not be voting for Trump, but he still hasn’t made clear for whom he will be voting.

In the tweet, the actor-turned-politician wrote: “For the first time since I became a citizen in 1983, I will not vote for the Republican candidate for President.”

“If you’re not part of the solution, then you’re part of the problem,” said De Niro.