Arnold Schwarzenegger blasts Donald Trump, calls him 'little wet noodle'

Arnold Schwarzenegger has slammed US President Donald Trump for his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

The former Governor of California and Terminator star posted a video on Twitter blasting Mr Trump for taking Mr Putin's word that Russia didn't meddle in the US 2016 presidential election. 

"Donald Trump, I just saw your press conference with President Putin and it was embarrassing," Mr Schwarzenegger says in the video.  

"I mean, you stood there like a little wet noodle, like a little fan boy. I mean, I was asking myself when you were going to ask him for an autograph or for a selfie or something like that." 

Mr Schwarzenegger says Mr Trump "sold out" the US' intelligence community and justice system when he spoke during a press conference with Mr Putin in Helsinki on Tuesday, by discounting US intelligence assessments that Russia meddled with the 2016 election. 

"You're the President of the United States, you shouldn't do that. I mean, what's the matter with you?" Mr Schwarzenegger says, going on to compare Mr Trump to former US Republican President Ronald Reagan. 

"What ever happened to the strong words or the strength of Ronald Reagan when he stood there at the Berlin Wall and said 'Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall'. What happened to all that?"

"Tear down this wall" is a line from a speech made by Mr Reagan in West Berlin in 1987, calling for the leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, to open up the barrier which had divided West and east Berlin since 1961. 

America's reaction to President Donald Trump siding with Vladimir Putin over his own intelligence agencies was swift and damning - and not just from the intelligence chiefs.

From CNN to Mr Trump's favourite channel Fox, the media were united in their condemnation of the President's dismissal of Russia interference in the election he won.

But Mr Trump says his meeting with Mr Putin went well, and that "it is not being reported that way". He said on Twitter the "Fake News is going Crazy!"