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Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'I don't want to run for President'

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Oct 23, 2013 | 3:44pm EDT

Austrian-born action man Arnold Schwarzenegger has dismissed reports suggesting he is seeking to change U.S. law so he can run for president in 2016. Rumours surfaced last week (ends18Oct13) suggesting the Terminator star was eager to return to politics, two years after stepping down as the Governor of California, and was eyeing a bid for the White House. In order to do so, the 66 year old, who became a U.S. citizen in 1983, would need to garner support to challenge the U.S. constitution as those not born in America are currently ineligible to occupy the highest office in the country. However, Schwarzenegger has since spoken out to silence the claims. Taking to his Twitter.com blog, he writes, "Appreciate all the comments, but no plans to lobby to change the constitution." Schwarzenegger adds that he is "happy" continuing to work on suggestions for policy reform via the Schwarzenegger Institute, which he established at the University of Southern California last year (12), and focus his efforts on environmental organisation Regions 20 and his AfterSchool AllStars foundation, which runs programmes to help at-risk youths stay in school.

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