Will Smith Says He’ll Consider Running For Political Office In Future

Will Smith Says He’ll Consider Running For Political Office In Future

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Will Smith sat down with Crooked Media’s Pod Save America podcast and the discussion of him running for political office came up.

“I think for now I’ll let that office get cleaned up a little bit and then I’ll consider that at some point down the line,” Smith said. “I absolutely have an opinion, I’m optimistic, I’m hopeful, I believe in understanding between people and I believe in the possibility of harmony. I will certainly do my part, whether it remains artistic or, at some point, ventures into the political arena.”

This is not the first time that Smith has spoken of idea of being a political figure. Back in 2015, during a sit down with CBS’ Sunday Morning Smith spoke of being compelled to run for President in light of  Donald Trump’s reign but didn’t say his name. “If people keep saying all the crazy kinds of stuff, they’ve been saying on the news lately about walls and Muslims, they’re going to force me into the political arena,” he said.

“And, you know, as I look at the political landscape, I think that there might be a future out there for me,” he said. “They might need me out there. This is the first year that I’ve been incensed to a level that I can’t sleep, you know? So, I’m feeling that at some point, in the near future, I will have to lend my voice to the conversation in a somewhat different way.”

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