Look out, Donald Trump! You have at least one more powerful enemy — Will Smith. The actor declared that he’d like to run for office one day, just to stop Trump. Was he joking, or will we have a President Smith soon?
Will Smith appeared on CBS Sunday Morning on December 13 to promote his movie Concussion, but the conversation quickly moved on to what he would like to do if he weren’t an actor or rapper. He had a few things in mind — like taking Donald Trump down and crushing his chance at the presidency!
At first, Will isn’t sure what else he’d like to do with the rest of his life, but he has strong conviction that it needs to be something important and righteous. “There’s a contribution to the world inside of me that I can’t reach,” he says. “There’s something I’m supposed to be doing, there’s a person that I want to be that I saw the reflection in my grandmother’s eyes. You know what it is but I can’t reach that thing, there’s so much more that I feel I have to offer that I can’t access in myself.”
Well he quickly realizes what that potential is, that contribution he can make to the world. It involves becoming the leader of the free world. No big deal. “If people keep saying the crazy kind of stuff they’ve been saying on the news lately about walls and Muslims that will force me into the political arena,” Will says.
There’s no question that he’s talking about someone we all know: Trump. The 2016 presidential candidate has spoken loudly and persistently about his desire to build a 100 foot wall to keep out Mexican undocumented immigrants, as well as his promise that he’ll ban all Muslims from entering the United States; any Muslims already here will have to enroll in a national database. Lovely.
So would Will try to run for any office besides the presidency? “I mean I gotta be President,” he says, laughing. “I mean come on, keep it real. What else would I run for?” The question now, is: is Will being serious, or is he just joking about a potential leap into politics?
HollywoodLifers, do you think Will is really going to run for president? Tell us in the comments!