Breitbart News reports that Michael Moore suggests a celebrity run for president as a Democrat in 2020 against Donald Trump.
Moore’s suggestion came in an interview with co-hosts of “The View,” where he remarked that Democrats should run Tom Hanks or Oprah Winfrey. Moore remarked that Democrats should run a “beloved American” celebrity in 2020, and believed that Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey both fit the bill. In June, Moore recommended that professional wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson might be a good candidate.
“If we ran Al Franken, run Tom Hanks, remarked Moore to the sound of a cheering audience. “Who wouldn’t vote for Tom Hanks for President of the United States? Come on. Oprah!”
View host Jedediah Bila quickly pointed out that many Americans believe celebrities are out of touch with the needs of everyday Americans.
Moore retorted, “Wrong. We’re on TV right now. Americans love celebrities.”
Michael Moore has been an outspoken critic of President Trump. During the 2016 campaign, Moore released an anti-Trump documentary titled “Michael Moore in TrumpLand,” which was intended to garner last minute support for Hillary Clinton. The film, it now appears, was very unsuccessful.
In the same interview, Michael Moore also suggested that the electoral college be abolished. This institution for electing the president, imagined by the founders and written into the Constitution, needs “to go” because it permitted Donald Trump to win the election in 2016.
“The Democrats have won the popular vote in six of the last seven presidential elections,” said Moore. “The Republicans have only won the popular vote once since 1988. The country we live in actually agrees with the Democrats on the issues: women should be paid the same as men, there is climate change, there should be a minimum wage, basic things.”
What do you think? Should the Democratic Party run a celebrity for president in 2020? Should the electoral college be abolished, in order to prevent Republicans from ascending to the presidency? In related news, you can read more here about Obama’s unexpected pick for the 2020 election. Also, this Democrat, who you can read about here, is already in the 2020 race.