Rapper Kanye West reaffirmed his intention to run for president. Here we tell you other celebrities with the same aspirations
At the 2015 MTV VMAs celebration, rapper Kanye West announced his intention to run for president in 2020. Last week, he reaffirmed those intentions on Power 92 Chicago's radio show and said he would wait until 2024.
Leer en español: ¿Te gustaría que alguna de estas celebridades fuera presidente?
The rapper and fashion designer has said, moreover, that he would have a center policy, since he likes President Donald Trump and former left-wing candidate Bernie Sanders. This, although it seems very crazy, is not something new. Other celebrities have not only announced their entry IGNORE INTO politics but have come to charges of this kind. Here we tell you some celebrities who have achieved it and others who want it.
Kanye is a rapper and fashion designer. Originally from Atlanta, Gerogia, he is one of the most listened artists on streaming platforms. He is married to Kim Kardashian, one of the most influential celebrities at the time. Some aspects of his daily life appear in the reality show 'Keeping up with the Kardashians', which follows the life of the clan to which his wife belongs.
Telereality is not something new in the presidential elections in the United States. The world, for example, saw the Obama girls grow up. Now, the Trump family lives in the white house, more in the style of the Kardashians. So, Kanye's candidacy would not be so crazy.
Oprah is one of the most influential celebrities in the United States. Her program 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' lasted 25 seasons and is the most watched daytime interview program in the history of television. She also has her own television TV channel and is a book critic. Some say that if she decides to run for presidency, Oprah would obtain a devastating victory, because she is the most beloved woman in the United States.
This is not an exclusively North American phenomenon, in Mexico there is the case of Gloria Trevi. In an interview for the youtube channel 'El Financiero Bloomberg', the Mexican diva had talked about her desire to be president of Mexico.
According to 'La Trevi', all the political parties had looked for her, but none had convinced her. Then, we did not see her during this year's elections. The singer was in jail in the early 2000s because she had been accused of child abuse.
Although Mexican justice freed her for lack of evidence, Gloria Trevi is critical of the Mexican justice system and has shown her opinions on the Mexican government.
The actor and Austrian bodybuilder nationalized in the United States not only showed intentions to enter politics, but managed to be governor of the State of California during two terms, from 2003 to 2011.
His political campaign of the first period coincided with the premiere tour of the movie 'Terminator 3: the rebellion of the machines', so the actor could combine cinema and politics. Then, he was re-elected in 2006. On both occasions, he launched with the Republican Party, unlike most of his colleagues in the world of entertainment, who are usually Democrats. However, he was in favor of abortion and the legalization of homosexual marriage. After his second term, he returned to the big screen.
In the film 'Back to the future', Marty, the protagonist, travels to the past to save the marriage of his parents. On his trip, he meets his friend Doc in his 1955 version, who seems to joke about the possibility of an actor becoming president of the United States.
What Doc does not know is that Marty comes from 1985, and Ronald Reagan is president. Like Schwarzenegger, Reagan began in the governorship of the state of California. He was governor from 1967 to 1975. He then became president in the period from 1981 to 1989. He had as vice president George HW Bush, who introduced Schwarzenegger IGNORE INTO politics.
The current president of the United States was first a business celebrity. According to Forbes magazine, he is one of the richest men in the world. He inherited the family real estate business and owns casinos and hotels.
Trump was also the owner of the Miss USA and Miss Universe contests for several years. Like Kanye, he appeared on the NBC reality show 'The Apprentice'. He had announced several times his candidacy for the presidency until in 2015 it became real.
At first his campaign was not taken seriously, but he quickly became the favorite among Republicans. He beat Democratic candidate Hillary ClIGNORE INTOn in the 2016 election. His policies and statements have been controversial in many ways, just like Kanye's. If the rapper becomes president of the United States in 2024, we would not been surprised because it has already happened.
LatinAmerican Post | Juliana Rodríguez
Translated from "¿Te gustaría que alguna de estas celebridades fuera presidente?"