American-born Senegalese singer, Akon who few years ago shifted his focus to bettering the world, doing most of his work in Africa, seems poised to contest against Donald Trump in the 2020 presidency.
Akon who spoke with Newsweek, hinted on contesting against Donald Trump in 2020. According to him, Donald Trump’s stance on a lot of things has him concerned about the future of the country.
“I’ve been thinking about running for 2020 very seriously. But I didn’t want to just do it because I feel like I want to continue doing what I’m doing and hope that builds me enough momentum [for people] to say, ‘You know what, if you run we’ll support you.’”
“I feel unempowered. Honestly, I feel it’s gonna be a fight. I feel like I should be always prepared for the unexpected. I feel very uncomfortable.”
He continued, “And I feel a lot of Americans do; even some white Americans feel that way because they’re watching backlash of his decisions. It’s not what’s happening now, because it’s clear it’s creating a whole bunch of divide today. But I think tomorrow that impact is going to be so much more devastating.”
On how things were under previous President Barack Obama, before Trump took office in January 2017, Akon said;
“We really came a long way to get people to come together, and look at each other as humans, and work towards a common cause,” he told the magazine. “And now it seems like everything that was done is being undone, with gangs and race groups reemerging. It’s just horrible.”