Michael Moore says Dems need a celebrity in 2020, suggests Tom Hanks run for president

Filmmaker Michael Moore, one of the few who predicted Donald Trump would win the 2016 presidential race, recently shared his thoughts on how Democrats can take the White House back in 2020.

In a Friday appearance on ABC's 'The View,' he suggests the party run a "beloved American," and, more specifically, a celebrity.

Moore, who has been an outspoken critic of Trump, said, "If we ran Al Franken, ran Tom Hanks — who wouldn't vote for Tom Hanks for president of the United States? C'mon! Or Oprah!"

He also urged Whoopi Goldberg to consider candidacy and choose Michelle Obama as her running mate.

Conservative co-host Jedediah Bila pointed out, "Many Americans feel that those celebrities are out of touch. A lot of people would tell you 'they don't understand my needs.'"

Moore replied, "Wrong...Americans love celebrities."

Notably, Tom Hanks has mentioned pursuing a high government position, but only in jest. The Daily Mail notes that in a March Saturday Nigh Live skit, he committed to being the running mate in Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's made-up campaign.