Arnold Schwarzenegger on 'Hannity'
Former California governor opens up on his personal struggles
- Duration 6:35
- Date Oct 1, 2012
Former California governor opens up on his personal struggles
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Arnold Schwarzenegger has lived a pretty amazing life his -- and Austria he came to this country with practically nothing and became a bodybuilding champion.
And blockbuster movie star and of course governor of California but his life has not been without controversy including.
A recently well publicized affair that led to a child and the end of his marriage now he is laying it all out in a brand new memoir.
It's called total recall my unbelievably true life story and earlier I sat down of the governor for his first cable exclusive.
It's a story of real life obviously a lot of attention is being.
Brought to this other side of your life and that is your relationship your -- the affair of the child that senator.
Help from your perspective why.
I mean you have a beautiful wife beautiful family everything going for you where's the disconnect.
-- I mean.
I think -- -- -- in the book.
It too soon created the huge screw up.
I you know had this.
And -- destroyed my family.
And he was.
A situation -- I could human.
Blame anybody else but myself because my wife was fantastic wife.
She was a great friend Susan grade advisor everything great mother amendment make kids with and passing -- And to think that they cherish the most you know I destroyed -- to some stupid things that they have done.
And doesn't know this is -- -- for me it's important to kind of rebuild the game and get the prospect that the kids and and -- my wife and hopefully get back together they can bring the family back together again.
What wouldn't you running for governor there all these rumors that you had been very flirtatious on the set you pretty much now confirmed that -- been other instances.
-- you worried that some of this might come out.
No what -- close to a -- does the stories that look outfit.
One on base and any truth at all you know the groping charges in order that was all nonsense.
I think it was probably -- motivated they came -- like three days before the election.
And go to nothing to people who through that very quickly.
But you know I'm.
I'm ashamed about that pass them the mistakes that they have made because it boosts your news of one of the things we've -- -- disfigured body -- Boy choosing the wrong move this and I've been very good deal in Korea and this could be good crazy Northrop a lot of people who have -- -- -- wife tremendously.
Who doesn't deserve that and make kids and then dude they're known relatives to notice -- it's you know that I am I am embarrassed and ashamed about it and but he can go back so to -- There was people -- it -- would you put this in the book and is it because I'm not gonna write a book.
That just shows the success of far north and did.
The -- immigrant story but it is a great immigrant story with the book but it also.
He's a book about my feeling is the -- decisions that they have made.
The problems that have cost because of -- and all that.
And it also has the successes in the and did stay good it's a book about the extraordinary -- immigrant story but also we've.
Its faults is there a happy ending potentially in this -- other words he get back together.
This should come off the Hollywood movie and as much as female this turns around that -- have to put it to if you personalize wears a sense.
-- you know I am.
The foot of optimists so I do see that.
Maria and I -- together eventually and that they didn't of the -- isn't it.
He takes a lot of time -- heal those wounds.
And to trust and -- the game and but it's you know I will make every effort benefit.
The -- has been extraordinary throughout this whole process.
Extraordinary also read you know bringing the two of them together and making sure that we.
Celebrate together lenders -- graduation when -- of both do about events that you use them though.
Whole Christmas is suffering that's who she -- been really great that kids have been really great so I'm very thankful about that.
We're waiting east and -- this moment he's one interview he said he did not she has not read the book yet.
Did you know choose to vote yes it didn't alleges that the cup is you just tell us we can to go the company's credit related did you -- -- -- up what was in it did you -- at a time.
We talked about it but I didn't go into.
She knows about the book convention has to answer questions of the press and noted -- -- actually was.
Fisted officially she hasn't -- -- did.
And now she has -- book.
I remember going out interviewing you a number of times while you running for governor.
And I remember.
Going out especially during the time when you putting forward referendums.
That would have fundamentally transformed California.
California is now on the verge of bankruptcy not unlike the United States not -- like Greece not unlike Spain and and Europe in general.
It seems that when people are given the choice.
-- government programs.
Think they hang on to what they know what they half.
But ultimately it's leading to a very dangerous path I think financially.
Well I think that California has had the history.
Of always spending more money than it takes him.
And I think that Ronald Reagan -- -- that big challenges to remember when he became governor.
He had to raise taxes since he had to figure out how to make the severe cuts that he did.
And in -- later you had -- major and another Republican governor had to raise taxes and went through the same problem.
Ten to say -- -- that Pete Wilson became governor another Republican he had to raise taxes continues later I had to raise taxes and I was like.
I hated it.
I despise this is -- on how can you do that you promised the people we would not raise taxes and all of a sudden bang there you probably the forty billion dollar deficit.
Because the economy -- -- dive.
Nor was it mid 22 billion dollars in that list of revenues coming even the car tax -- exactly submit its it was it's it's it's it's a real dilemma.
And it's a real challenge and it's one of the things that deference as we could give accomplished a lot of things and that was governor.
But the thing that there really was very adamant about -- -- with the financial problem of California.
Did to pay down the dead number one the number two who make the deficit go away in the -- denial means.
I was not able to do it.