Celebrities cross over into political world

Ilena Peng

Despite mixed opinions on Donald Trump’s run for the presidency, he is still leading the Republican polls, meanwhile influencing other celebrities. At the 2015 Video Music Awards, Kanye West announced his decision to run for president in 2020 and soon after, Lindsay Lohan made an Instagram post revealing her interest in joining the election.

Celebrities have used their experience with media to become successful politicians in the past. Comedian Al roranken is currently the senator of Minnesota. Bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger previously served as the California governor, and former actor Ronald Reagan was also a California governor before becoming president.

But how influential are celebrities? If your on-screen movie crush ran for president, would you vote for them?

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