“It Is Hard to Be in Politics. Trump Is a Great President”: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Rival Lou Ferrigno Sided With Former POTUS Donald Trump in 2015

Published 11/25/2022, 12:30 PM EST

Lou Ferrigno is one of the most renowned bodybuilders in the world. The legend has expertise not only in bodybuilding but also in acting. Ferrigno played the role of Hulk in the ‘Incredible Hulk’ TV series that aired from 1977 to 1982. He has also won two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles. Despite having 80–85% hearing loss, the legend struggled through and achieved big things in his life.

Back in 2017, Lou Ferrigno wanted to become the head of Donald Trump’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. The bodybuilder was directly in contact with the ex-President regarding this. It looks like Ferrigno had a vision for the country.


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The vision of Lou Ferrigno

As Lou Ferrigno was running for the Head of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Nutrition, he wanted to bring changes. He was determined about it.

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 25: Lou Ferrigno attends Reza Badiyi’s 80th Birthday Celebration at UCLA’s Royce Hall on April 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

“It is hard to be in politics,” Ferrigno said and continued, “Trump is a great president.” The bodybuilder also acknowledges how hard it is to be a politician. He supported Trump as president. Not only did the bodybuilder offer Trump his support, but he also promised to “make America healthy again.”

He was also confident about his responsibilities. He knew that he was the best candidate for Head of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Nutrition. Previously, the council had infamous bodybuilders such as Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Well, as a professional bodybuilder, it was a perfect position for Lou Ferrigno. Ferrigno, as a bodybuilder, also has a story about how much he admires the Hulk.

Lou ‘The Incredible Hulk’ Ferrigno

Back when Ferrigno was just a little kid, as the legend had hearing loss, it was really hard for him to socialize. Ferrigno struggled in school because students bullied him because of his disability. Also, an ignorant father made it worse.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 08: (L-R) The Incredible Hulk and Actor Lou Ferrigno attend Marvel Universe LIVE! Age Of Heroes World Premiere Celebrity Red Carpet Event at Staples Center on July 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for Feld Entertainment)

Ferrigno was power-hungry because of all the things that happened to him. He was a big fan of the comic book character Hulk. The Hulk, who was a big green alien that could crush anyone in his path, became his favorite.


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While preparing for Mr. Olympia in 1977, he was offered the role of the Hulk. The bodybuilder’s dream came true! He just became his childhood superhero.


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WATCH THIS STORY – Bodybuilding Legend Lou Ferrigno gained a whooping 6x profit on his $3.25 Million Mansion he bought in 1980

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Rahul Goutam Hoom

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Rahul Goutam Hoom is a US Sports writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism from Birla Global University. Rahul does photography and gaming during his leisure hours and likes to watch anime.

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