Now that Donald Trump is officially the President-elect of the United States, many voters are already looking ahead to 2020, the first time someone can challenge him for the highest office in the land. It seems the race is already taking shape, with Hellboy and Sons of Anarchy star Ron Perlman taking to all of his social media platforms this week to announce his candidacy. Here's what he had to say on Facebook, including a sneak peek at his official campaign slogan.
"I am hereby using my immense Facebook presence to announce my candidacy for President of United States, 2020. My slogan will be, "Make America Great Again, Again" so...hold onto your hats!"
The actor's Facebook statement was also mirrored on his Twitter and Instagram. Between the three social media platforms, Ron Perlman has over 1.8 million followers, many of which commented on his decision to run for the highest office in the land. Earlier today, he even sent out a new photo of himself at the White House, apologizing that he is already getting ahead of himself.
While we don't know for sure if the actor is joking or not, his celebrity status could very well help him make a run to the White House in four years. Many pundits believe that Donald Trump's presence as a well-known celebrity for many years, including his presence as the host of Celebrity Apprentice, helped push him into the presidential hot seat. Ironically, after his fall-out with NBC and the Miss Universe pageant, Donald Trump himself was "fired" from the show, and replaced with Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose A-list stature helped him become the Governor of California.
With so much backlash over Donald Trump's election, a celebrity candidate that goes against the President-elect may be a welcomed sight. We're still four long years away from Ron Perlman actually going up against Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential Election, and a lot can happen between now and then. While we impatiently await the 2020 election, take a look at the photos and social media messages from Ron Perlman below.
I am hereby using my immense Twitter presence to announce my candidacy for President of United States, 2020.— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) November 9, 2016
Mexico just announced that they would be happy to pay for a wall. And God help any American who tries to get over it.— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) November 9, 2016