Angelina Jolie: I Really May Run for President!
Joe Biden. Bernie Sanders. Kamala Harris.
In a new interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today program, the ambitious actress admitted that she’s thought about running for President someday, presumably as a Democrat.
Before you laugh, it’s worth remembering that Donald Trump is currently President of the United States.
It’s true! You can look it up and everything!
The morally questionable real estate mogul, who highest previous position was lead star of The Apprentice (a reality show on NBC) was elected leader of the free world in November of 2016.
Ever since this depressing shocker transpired, stars such as Kanye West, Dwayne Johnson and Orpah Winfrey have pondered their own run at the White House, basically figuring:
Sheesh, if frickin Donald Trump can win…
So, why not Jolie?
She serves as a special envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency; has traveled and lived around the world; and seemingly really has dedicated her life to helping the less fortunate.
When the aforementioned program’s host, Justin Webb, said he had put her on a list of Democrats who might run in 2020, Jolie laughed and said, “Thank you.”
From there, she didn’t exactly dismiss this as a possibility.
The actress went on to say she would stay quiet “for now” because she feels she can “get a lot done without a title.”
But then she didn’t stay quiet. She started to list her qualifications!
“I’m able to work with governments, and I’m also able to work with militaries, and so I sit in a very interesting place of being able to get a lot done without a title and without it being about myself or my policies,” she explained.
At one point, Jolie’s shady past may have prevented her from ever reaching the Oval Office.
But Trump totally banged a porn star while married and then paid her hush money and no one seems to care.
Given that context, would Jolie stealing Brad Pitt from Jennifer Aniston really be an obstacle in a Presidential run?
“I don’t know if I’m fit for politics, but then I’ve also joked that I don’t know if I have a skeleton left in my closet,” Jolie told BBC here, adding:
“I’m pretty open and out there, and I can take a lot on the chin. So that’s good. But I honestly will do whatever I think can really make change.”
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Jolie will serve an executive producer of a new BBC-run global English-language news program for children, scheduled to premiere in 2019.
Aside from the fact that, like, 75% of women in the country despise her, the star’s resume really isn’t all that terrible for someone who may get into politics.
Jolie ended her interview by saying it was important to her that the aforementioned project be global and “help young people in different countries to be connected to each other and to have greater awareness and understanding of the news on an international basis.”
So there you have it.
Angelina Jolie in 2020?
Does she have your vote?