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Angelina Jolie hints she might run for president



Angelina Jolie dropped a big hint that she might move into politics and run for president.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s “Today” programme on Friday, which she guest edited, Jolie said she would have dismissed the idea before but that she would now go where she is “needed.”

When host Justin Webb said he had put her on a list of Democrats who might run in 2020, Jolie laughed and said “thank you.”

Jolie, who serves as a special envoy for the UN’s refugee envoy and campaigns against sexual violence, said she would stay quiet “for now” because she feels she can “get a lot done without a title.”

She said her work has given her some relevant experience.

“I’m also able to work with governments and I’m also able to work with militaries, and so I sit in a very interesting place of being able to get a lot done without a title and without it being about myself or my policies.”

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But she also noted how her attitude had changed over time.

“I don’t know if I am a fit for politics but then I have also joked that I don’t know if I have got a skeleton left in my closet. I am pretty open and out there. I can take a lot on the chin,” she said. “I honestly will do whatever I think can really make change.”

Jolie will serve as an executive producer of a new BBC-run global English-language current affairs programme for children that will pilot in 2019.

Jolie said it was important that the project was “global” and “will help young people in different countries to be connected to each other and to have greater awareness and understanding of the news on an international basis.”

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