Michael Moore Urges Dems to Run a Celeb in 2020

Outspoken filmmaker says Democrats should run a "beloved" person
By Daniel Kay,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2016 2:54 PM CST
Democrats Should Run a Celeb in 2020: Michael Moore
FILE - In this May 16, 2016 file photo, Michael Moore attends the 20th Annual Webby Awards at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Moore premiered a surprise film about the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, called "Michael Moore in TrumpLand."   (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – In light of recent election results, the Democratic Party should embrace the trend of turning popular celebrities into politicians, according to filmmaker Michael Moore. "Democrats would be better off if they ran Oprah or Tom Hanks," Moore said on CNN's State of the Union Sunday, per the Guardian. “Why don’t we run beloved people? We have so many of them. The Republicans do this—they run Reagan and the Terminator and other people." While neither Oprah nor Tom Hanks has indicated any interest in running, the Democrats may already have one celebrity waiting in the wings: outspoken musician Kanye West has stated he wants to run for president in 2020. (Read more Michael Moore stories.)

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