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Will Smith Admits He Would Run for President to Stop Donald Trump

by Alyssa Ladzinski   Dec 17, 2015 16:45 PM EST

Donald Trump's run for president has caused a lot of celebrity controversy from artists angered over song usage and those against the entrepreneur and his outspoken persona. Will Smith is the latest celebrity in a string of those unimpressed with Trump's rants and promises of a better future. The rapper even admitted that he would run for president if it meant it would stop Donald Trump from rising in the rankings.

Trump's most recent headlining comments involve claiming that Muslims should be prevented form entering the United States until "our country's representatives can figure out what is going on," referencing recent terrorist attacks in Paris and the US.

In response to the billionaires belief on the subject, Smith admitted on CBS Sunday Morning, "If people keep saying all the crazy kinds of stuff they've been saying on the news lately about walls and Muslims, they're going to force me into the political arena."

When questioned on the position he'd most desire, the Concussion actor revealed, "I mean, I gotta be the president. Come on! What else would I run for?" Furthermore, Smith detailed that his successful career made him realize he can't put a limit on his maximum potential, admitting that the best things that ever happened to him have seemed utterly unrealistic.

"I was really kind of joking when I said that, " the 47-year-old clarified with Entertainment Tonight a few days trailing his initial political comment.

Smith recently returned to the music scene when he performed at the 2015 Latin Grammy Awards with Bomba Estereo to perform their latest hit, "Fiesta" and even stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to confirm a 2016 World tour with DJ Jazzy Jeff.

"We released our first record in 1986, when I was just out of high school, it was called 'Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble,' that was our first song. Then in '88, was 'Parents Just Don't Understand,' and the first Grammy ever won by a rap group, we won. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air came on the air in 1990, so I was already on the show," Smith continued. "We never really had a chance to go out and tour. So we decided a couple months ago, we really have to go out one good time because we never really had a chance to go out and blaze it up."

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