Schwarzenegger, who succeeded Donald Trump on “Celebrity Apprentice,” said the White House was “ill-prepared to put this kind of” directive out there.
Schwarzenegger, who was governor of California from 2003 to 2011, suggested to the TV show “Extra” that Trump’s team is still finding their way.
“You go in there new, you have a new team, and mistakes are made; I hope this is a wake-up call for them,” he said.
Schwarzenegger and Trump are each executive producers of the show, but they have exchanged criticisms in recent weeks.
Trump has slammed Schwarzenegger on Twitter for not delivering the same ratings as he did for the show.
Schwarzenegger criticized Trump’s selection of Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture over Abel Maldonado, who briefly served as California’s lieutenant governor.
Asked about Trump’s executive order on refugees and immigration, Schwarzenegger said: “I think the real problem is that it was vetted badly.
“If they would run this by the Justice Department and Homeland Security, and had the lawyers really study and focus on it and give it some time to do it the right way.”
He said that the administration was “hasty” in issuing it.