From President Ronald Reagan to governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jessie Ventura to city mayors Jerry Springer and Sonny Bono, it's not unheard of for celebrities to get into politics. Donald Trump may be the only reality show personality to make his way to the White House, but that doesn't mean we won't see more famous people throwing their hat in the presidential ring.
Though the American public may shy away from celebrity politicians (considering how well this one isn't working out), they wouldn't necessarily discount them all. The website Ranker.com recently asked people which celebrity they would most trust to run the country. The winner was Tom Hanks, star of films such as A League of Their Own, Big, Saving Private Ryan and Forrest Gump.
Hanks is popular for his calming demeanor and nice-guy personality.
Hanks wasn't the only famous name to make the list. Here are the top ten:
People may love Tom Hanks, but they are not quite ready for another actor in the White House:
Here's a novel approach. What about a POLITICIAN to run for President? Didn't work out that well last time a 'celebrity' was made President, did it...— Andy Partridge (@AndyP2609) February 11, 2018
We don't need another celebrity President. Look how it's working out now. Let's have a politician— Derek (@Yorkie_Jock) February 11, 2018
He seems to be a good guy but stop putting moviestars and close related freak s like trump up. Always a bad decisions. They haven't a fuckin clue about world politics and other important stuff.— A Travellers Life (@BobHeilmann) February 11, 2018
Oliver came up with an interesting idea for how we should chose the next President:
Is this how it's going?. Put all the candidates in a Big Brother type house and after two weeks the winner becomes President.— Oliver ☀ (@netwars1984) February 11, 2018
But really, most people seem to be seriously over celebrity politicians:
I like Tom Hanks and many other celebs and actors. But this purely American tendency to glorify and idolize these people so much they think they can run a whole country is ridiculous no matter your political affiliation.— Cleetus #21MillionClub (@Timetomakethed2) February 11, 2018