If there’s one thing Donald Trump taught us, it’s that literally anyone can be president. So, consider me not surprised that Akon has an elaborate vision for his hypothetical tenure at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. TMZ caught up with the singer at LAX on Thursday, and it would appear that if Akon were to run president, and that's a big if, he’d tap Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg as his running mate.
Not to sound unkind, but #AkonZuckerberg2020 doesn’t really have a ring to it. Like many people, Akon is not a fan of 45. “I would love to debate Donald Trump,” he told TMZ. As far as Zuckerberg is concerned, Akon said, “Cause sometimes I think it takes people from the outside that really see life differently to make differences. Now in our president’s situation, as you can see he’s making a huge difference, but the question is whether the difference is positive or negative."
Akon continued, "I think Trump would have been a great president if he made decisions for the people. If he was as passionate as his own interests as he is for the people, oh he would have made an amazing president.” I don’t think I agree, seeing as 45 can barely read off a teleprompter, but I guess I see Akon’s point.
By the way, Trump isn’t the only government official Akon has a bone to pick with. He was previously pissed that his proposal to supply Puerto Rico with electricity, through his organization Akon Lighting Africa, was denied. The organization provides electricity, through solar power, to multiple African countries.