Will Smith may run for president in 2020. The songwriter may be pitted against other presidential hopefuls the likes of Kanye West and Lindsay Lohan.
Speaking with Tracy Smith for an interview on CBS Sunday Morning, Smith said he has come into a realization that his dream of becoming a movie star was too small. “I realized that there was no way that I was put here just to be a movie star,” he said. Smith was being interviewed for his film “Concussion.”
He went on saying that he believes there is still a thing that he is supposed to be doing. “There’s a person I want to be that I always saw a reflection in my grandmother’s eyes of 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,” he said.
Asked if he has any idea how he can make that “reflection” realized, Smith said, “I people keep saying all the crazy kind of stuff they’ve been saying on the news lately about walls and Muslims, they’re going tp force me into the political arena.” Asked what position he would run for, he said, “I mean, I gotta be the president, you know? Come on! Keep it real. How you gonna ask me that? You know, what else would I run for?”
If Smith indeed pursue this ambition, then he will be fighting with West and Lohan for the presidential seat. Kim Kardashian’s husband had announced he will be running, too, as president by 2020 during this year’s MTV Awards. Lohan, too, had expressed her desire of running for the elections. In an Instagram post in October, she announced her presidential bid and thanked West for inspiring her. She said that the first thing she would do when she wins the elections is to take care of all the suffering children all over the world. She said Queen Elizabeth is her inspiration for this noble ambition.