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Akon Is "Very Seriously" Thinking of Running In 2020 Presidential Race Against Trump

Akon for president?

Akon might be gearing up to run in the 2020 presidential election to counter Donald Trump.

“I've been thinking about running for 2020 very seriously,” the 45-year-old entertainer and philanthropist told Newsweek in a recent interview. “But I didn't want to just do it because I feel like I want to continue doing what I'm doing and hope that builds me enough momentum [for people] to say, ‘You know what, if you run we'll support you.’”

Akon, who was born in Missouri, but grew up in Senegal said he feels "uncomfortable" in America now that Trump's in office, and that after former President Obama's time in office, "everything that was done is being undone."

“I feel a lot more unsafe. I feel unempowered. Honestly, I feel it's gonna be a fight. I feel like I should be always prepared for the unexpected.” He added, “ I feel a lot of Americans do; even some white Americans feel that way because they're watching backlash of his decisions. It's not what's happening now, because it's clear it's creating a whole bunch of divide today. But I think tomorrow that impact is going to be so much more devastating.”

On potentially running for president, he said, "At first, I used to always tell myself that I would never do it... But now I’m starting to realize through experience that the only way to make change is to be in it."

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In slightly tangential  but kind of relevant news, according to his Instagram, Akon met with former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger to discuss climate change.

So, it looks like he's already one step ahead of vehement climate change denier Trump in that department.

Source: Newsweek