(HorizonPost.com) – Celebrities entering politics are nothing new. In 1980, Ronald Reagan won the White House. Arnold Schwarzenegger served as governor of California between 2003 and 2011. Now, however, after President Donald Trump proved that you don’t have to have a political resume to win even the highest office, more of them are considering runs or have already entered races. Some experts, according to The Hill, are calling this the “Trump Effect.”
From McConaughey to Jenner, "Trump effect" propels Hollywood's political hopefuls https://t.co/sAinFovJSV pic.twitter.com/QoR5Ae1kED
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Caitlyn Jenner, for example, has launched a campaign — as a Republican — now that the recall effort against California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) has triggered a special election. She already raised the ire of Liberals when she opined that biological boys should not participate in girls’ athletics.
A recent poll presented registered voters were with a hypothetical race between Matthew McConaughey and current Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R). The actor came out on top 45%-33%. Some of the most popular celebrities have social media followers numbering in the 100+ million range, which would give them a huge starting base as politicians. But in today’s rampant cancel culture, a single misstep could be career suicide.
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