Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday slammed the Trump administration for going out of its way to bail out struggling coal plants by forcing grid operators to buy electricity from them.
“I eagerly await the administration’s regulations protecting pagers, fax machines, and Blockbuster,” Schwarzenegger wrote.
I eagerly await the administration’s regulations protecting pagers, fax machines, and Blockbuster. https://t.co/ykLJHT4OvK
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) June 1, 2018
The administration’s reported plan to artificially prop up coal plants has drawn widespread criticism as a backward-looking plan that keeps dying industries on life support while stunting the growth of emerging renewable energy resources.
With his joke about fax machines, Schwarzenegger is clearly saying that he believes coal plants are obsolete and shouldn’t be kept alive just because Trump made a promise to help coal miners.
Schwarzenegger has regularly taunted Trump on Twitter by mocking him over his low approval ratings, among other things.