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Right now, we live in a country where a man like Donald Trump can offend the majority of our population and still be considered a viable choice to run for president. Last week, Trump pulled one of his wildest tricks by calling for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States." Say what? Well, seems like Hollywood has had enough his terrifying antics, too.

Will Smith revealed that he is angry enough at what is happening to consider entering the world of politics and running for president himself. Smith said:

"This is the first year that I’ve been incensed to a level that I can’t sleep, you know? In the near future, I will have to lend my voice to the conversation in a somewhat different way . . . If people keep saying all the crazy kind of stuff they've been saying on the news lately about walls and Muslims, they're going to force me into the political arena."
After I read this, I couldn't help but imagine the other opinionated and passionate celebrities like Smith that we would love to see in the White House rather than Trump.


Eva Longoria

This one is a pipe dream since Longoria herself has said she wouldn't run for office, saying, "I have more power as a citizen. Once you become a politician, your hands are tied. I'd rather have a voice. . . . As a celebrity, I have a way to reach people, but you need to be authentic." She has been a strong voice for the issues relating to the Latino community in this country and in 2014 cofounded the Latino Victory Project, meant to encourage Latinos to vote and engage with their political voice. 


Angelina Jolie Pitt

When asked on Good Morning America last May if she would consider politics after being so heavily involved in humanitarian efforts, Jolie replied, "If I thought I'd be effective, I would . . . but I'm not sure if I would ever be taken seriously in that way and be able to be effective." I personally think her past 15 years as UN Goodwill Ambassador is a good place to start, and in her Vanity Fair cover for November 2015, she replied to the question of entering politics or public service: "I am open." It might be happening!


Jon Stewart

This year, Jon Stewart stepped down from his hosting chair on The Daily Show, which led many fans to believe this was his moment to shine on the political front. Stewart has never shied away from defending the people and has supported feminist causes and Latino issues very vocally, and this is the kind of man we all need on our side.


George Clooney

Aside from the idea of having a little eye candy in the White House, George Clooney is known for his extensive humanitarian work and activism, including serving as a UN Messenger of Peace and campaigning for victims in Darfur, Syria, and Sudan. Clooney has denied reports of his running for office in the past, but I can still hold on to hope. Maybe his wife and international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, could change his mind. 


Ellen DeGeneres

Not a traditional choice, considering she is a comedian, but Ellen DeGeneres would most likely be the kindest and most compassionate person involved in United States politics . . . ever. She is an avid animal and social activist, known for her stance on equal gay rights, as a gay woman herself. In 2011, Hillary Clinton, then Secretary of State, named her the Special Envoy for Global AIDS Awareness. And let's face it: Everyone loves Ellen.


Tina Fey

Tina Fey already pretty much is a better version of Sarah Palin, so it's like she almost has already run for president, right? Fey is involved in autism awareness and Mercy Corps for world hunger, while passionately supporting women's equality in all parts of society. Don't you think we need a funny feminist in the Oval Office? I think so.