Barry Manilow on running for president: 'Everybody will be happy again'


He’s one of the more unlikely celebrities to suggest a run in the 2020 US presidential elections. 

Barry Manilow has jokingly suggested he wants to be the US president and that “everybody will be happy again” if he lands in office.

The iconic 70s singer posted his idea to succeed Donald Trump on Twitter in the 2020 election, much to the delight of his thousands of followers.

The “Copacabana” and “Mandy” hit-maker tweeted: “I know. I’ll run for president. I’ll make some romantic music.”

He added: “Everybody will get laid. And everybody will be happy again.”

The pop star followed it up with a prospective campaign slogan, a play on Trump’s “Make America Great Again”.

“#MAHA. Make America happy again. £Manilow2020,” the 74-year-old wrote.

Fans of Manilow rushed to share their backing of his political goals, with one writing: “You’ve got my vote… Manilow for president 2020, make America kind again, and the whole world will sing!”

Another said: “Sounds like a good plan to me! Ha! £BarryManilowforpresident.”

“I’m a UK citizen, but I’d vote for you!” one of Manilow’s fans from the UK wrote.

Manilow is still an active performer; earlier this year he released his 31st studio album This Is My Town: Songs of New York, and has sold around 80m records around the world.

Other celebrities who have hinted or stated outright that they may enter the 2020 presidential race include Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kanye West.

Additional reporting by Press Association

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