The "Terminator" actor, who was governor of California for eight years until 2011, is unable to contest for the position because he was born in Austria, but he thinks it would have been the right time to campaign for the Republican candidacy if he had been able to, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
"If I'd been born in America, I would've run. Because now? This was a very good time to get in the race," Schwarzenegger told Adweek magazine.
But the 69-year-old star says he doesn't love politics.
"I didn't love politics, but I love policy."
Talking about his physique, the former Mr. Universe credits his bodybuilding days for teaching him how to be memorable.
"I realised early on in bodybuilding that you have to be able to sell yourself, your ideas, your position to the public. You have to set yourself apart, whether it's policy or movies. How do you make them remember you?" Schwarzenegger said.