Celebrities who may run for president in 2020: Kanye West, Katy Perry, more

By Meghan Giannotta

Down-and-out about President Donald Trump? In a few years, he might be passing the torch to one of your favorite celebrities.

Alec Baldwin, Will Smith, Kanye West and even Chris Rock have teased that they might dabble in politics, which could make for a pretty interesting 2020 election ballot, though none have officially announced their bid so far. And in case they need any help coming up with their potential campaign slogans, we've got it covered.

For a look at who's actually running, check out our roundup of the Democratic presidential contenders.

Alec Baldwin

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Alec Baldwin has spent so much time playing Trump on "Saturday Night Live," he's ready to take his impression all the way to the White House. "If I ran for president, I would win. Hands down, I would win," Baldwin told Howard Stern during a taping of his radio show, released June 11, 2018. Imagining his fictional run, Baldwin turned on the Trump persona and said he'd take summers off if elected. "Listen everybody, I'm going to East Hampton to relax," he said in his "SNL" Trump voice. The idea isn't totally out of left field for the actor. In a 2012 article published in Interview Magazine, Baldwin said he'd wanted to sit at the Oval Office for quite some time. "I really did. The older I get, the less preposterous the idea seems," he said.

On April 8, 2019, he polled his Twitter audience via the Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation account writing, "If I ran for President, would you vote for me? I won't ask you for any $. And I promise I will win. Beating Trump would be so easy. So easy. So easy."

Slogan: Baldwins win: "tiny hands" down


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Cher's political commentary on Twitter has bashed Trump since the election, but her December 2018 tweet, complete with random capitalizations and emojis, tops them all. "As 4 Running, Im Considering My Options. Have a Little Info of Gov, Never Driven Casino Into Bankruptcy, Stolen $ From MY Foundation, Lied About My Fake University, Put Kids in Cages, & I'm not Racist Bigot, Liar," the Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe and Academy Award winning actress wrote on Dec. 27, 2018. Cher, 72, has been active in the political scene, attending, and speaking at, the Women's Marches. During a June rally in Las Vegas, she said, "You know, I've been alive for 13 presidents and I have never seen anyone like the president we have -- can't even call him the president."

Potential campaign slogan: Turn back time

Kanye West

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Kanye was the first to tease his presidential run back at the 2015 MTV VMAs -- long before Trump claimed victory. In his 11-minute acceptance speech (back when his incomprehensible rants were still kind of shocking), the Video Vanguard Award recipient dropped the news: "And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president." We're still wrapping our heads around the vision Kim Kardashian West adding "first lady" to her list of accomplishments.

Slogan: Don't be sleazy, vote for Yeezy


Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

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Looks like The Rock may be adding a celebrity counterpart to his 2020 bid. On the May 20, 2018, episode of "Saturday Night Live," The Rock was joined by Tom Hanks during his monologue to announce their campaign, featuring a banner and plenty of confetti.

"This past election shows anything can happen," The Rock told Vanity Fair in November 2016 when he was asked if he'd consider running for office. "It would be a great opportunity to help people, so it's possible." That wasn't the first time the actor has teased his run, though. In March 2016, he tweeted a link to an article petitioning him to run and wrote, "Maybe one day. Surely the White House has a spot for my pick up truck."

Slogan: The foundation this nation needs

Kevin Hart

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The competition is heating up on the 2020 election trail, whether it's real or not. Kevin Hart told E! News on May 21, 2017, that he's ready to announce his bid to run against The Rock. "The world wanted to see that and he didn't go with me, so I'm not rooting for DJ," he said. "If Dwayne Johnson runs for president, I will be running for president the same year. And I can announce my VP right now, and it's somebody I love -- it's my son!"

Slogan: Have a heart & vote Hart

Katy Perry

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Katy Perry was a pretty vocal Hillary Clinton supporter during the candidate's run. In July 2015, the singer posted a photo on Instagram of herself with Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, with a cryptic caption that led fans to believe she was hinting at a future run for office. "42, 43, 46?!" She wrote, sandwiched between the nation's 42nd and 43rd presidents. Donald Trump was elected to be the 45th president... you do the math.

Slogan: Make America roar again

Chris Rock

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The "Everybody Hates Chris" comedian went all-out when he announced his potential 2020 run on Twitter in November 2016. He tweeted out a meme of himself standing in front of the nation's seal with #Rock2020. "The only thing white is the house," the meme read.

Slogan: Everybody loves America

Ron Perlman

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"Hellboy" and "Sons of Anarchy" actor Ron Perlman wasted no time after Trump's win to announce his plans to add "politician" to his resume. On Nov. 9, 2016, one day after Election Day, he posted to his 1.3 million Facebook followers, "I am hereby using my immense Facebook presence to announce my candidacy for the President of the United States, 2020."

Slogan: Sons of Democracy

Will Smith

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While promoting his film "Concussion" in December 2015, Will Smith told CBS News he's looking to make his way into politics. "I mean, I gotta be the President. Come on! What else would I run for?" Smith said. We're guessing a Smith rally would feature performances by Willow and Jaden.

Slogan: In pursuit of this nation's happiness

Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey has been anything but direct about the idea that she'll add her name to the running. After her Jan. 7, 2018, Golden Globes speech sent social media buzzing with fans rallying for her to run, sources told CNN it was an "active possibility." Before the Globes attention, Winfrey told several publications, including Newsday, that she was not interested in running, though she's also hinted that she feels "pretty qualified" to do so. In February 2018, Oprah seemingly confirmed she wouldn't run. But, who knows?

Slogan: You get a president

Roseanne Barr

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Election 2012, take two? Roseanne Barr filed as a Green Party candidate in 2012, but lost to Jill Stein. The "Roseanne" star doesn't have clear plans to enter her name into the ring in 2020, but she did offer herself up as a better option than Oprah Winfrey in January 2018. "I do love Oprah," she told Deadline, adding, "I think I would be a better president than Oprah and Susan Sarandon, and possibly even President Trump. And I did run in 2012."

Slogan: The revival of the nation