The tension rose to celebrity levels as a political dispute awkwardly broke out between two of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
Just as Robert De Niro and Arnold Schwarzenegger were stepping forwards to pose for a picture, an argument took place about their differing views on the presidential candidates ahead of this week’s election.
The two Hollywood stars were at a fundraiser for the Israeli Defence Force in Los Angeles when the clash occurred, as Clinton supporter De Niro asked Schwarzenegger if he was voting for Trump, whilst later telling him, according to Variety entertainment magazine, “if you’re not part of the solution, then you’re part of the problem.”
He then continued by saying, “if you’re supporting Trump, I want nothing to do with you”.
The argument continued as Schwarzenegger didn’t answer to De Niro’s satisfaction, which caused the two to continue to argue, despite the photographer asking them to both calm down.
The pair reportedly shook hands after their exchange.
The Israeli Defence Force gala where the uncomfortable exchange took place was organised by the Jewish billionaire Haim Saban, and is considered by some to be Hillary Clinton’s “favourite donor”, and personally donated $5 million.
Joining De Niro and Schwarzenegger at the event, which raised $38 million, were other Hollywood stars including Gerard Butler, Julie Bowen, TV personality Larry King and supermodel Joanna Krupa.
Other donations at the event came from Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, who donated $6 million, fashion mogul Serge Azria who donated $5 million, and brothers Paul and Maurice Marciano, who own the Guess brand, donated $5 million.
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