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Meghan Markle “has every right to run for president,” according to a celebrity agent who purportedly knows the Duchess of Sussex personally.
Jonathan Shalit told the London Telegraph that “I’ve never heard her talk about politics, but it’s not beyond the realms of possibility. She’s American-born, she has every right to run for president. Ronald Reagan was a B-list actor who ended up in the White House. Never say never.”
The agent seems to be forgetting that President Reagan’s legacy also includes serving as California governor, a complex job to say the least, for two terms and being president of the Screen Actors Guild, as well as military service.
Contrary to the agent’s assertions above, Meghan Markle has talked about politics. In 2016, Markle criticized Trump as “misogynistic” and “divisive,” and claimed she would move to or stay in Canada if he won the election. Meghan Markle actually is the only anti-Trump celebrity to follow through on it after she and her husband left the U.K., before settling in the Los Angeles area. She is also joining with a roster of liberal celebrities in an effort to encourage people to vote in November.
The couple currently lives in a $15 million Santa Barbara mansion.
Shalit seemed to acknowledge that Markle has fallen out of favor with the British public after she and husband Prince Harry abandoned their royal duties for a Hollywood red-carpet lifestyle.
“The perception of the couple in America is different to the UK. The UK has a love-hate relationship with the Sussexes, but it’s different in the States. I think Meghan is very ambitious, but in this country that is sometimes considered an unpleasant character trait. Yet she’s achieved a great deal already.”
Comparing her to Princess Diana, Shalit added about the Suits actress and former Deal or No Deal suitcase model that:”What I would say about her is, she does have a very magical, comforting way with people.”
Parenthetically, various woke celebrities and their handlers seem to think if a “reality show host” like Donald Trump can run for president, why not them? The real estate and business mogul, a former Democrat and independent, ran on and implemented a substantive agenda, and substance is something that is seldom associated with most of the players in the entertainment industry, however.
A fawning documentary even aired on British TV last year called Meghan Markle for President?”
In June 2020, Harry and Meghan signed a contract for lucrative speaking engagements with the same agency that represents the Obamas and the Clintons. The gig reportedly involves addressing social issues such as racial justice, gender equity, and environmental concerns.
There is widespread speculation that an apparently docile Harry is going along with his wife’s woke agenda, which includes flying around the world to virtue-signal about global warming. One news outlet claims that Markle will actively campaign against Trump this fall.
The Sussexes just signed a production deal with Netflix that supposedly is worth about $150 million to champion their favorite issues. (Other news accounts suggest that publicized contract price is way overinflated and the comp is actually about $2 million per year.)
A Netflix executive praised the formerly royal couple for their inspirational “authenticity, optimism and leadership.”
That was a bit much for Daily Mail columnist and Good Morning Britain TV host Piers Morgan:
“How could anyone possibly feel ‘inspired’ by Meghan and Harry’s ‘authenticity, optimism and leadership’ or ‘resilience’ given that they’ve spent the past two years whining, quitting, living off rich people and preaching about equality from their position of supreme elitism?”
Netflix previously signed the Obamas to a $50 million production deal.
Robert Jonathan is a staff writer for BizPac Review. He is a longtime writer/editor for news aggregation websites and has also developed content in the legal and financial publishing sectors as well as for online education. He earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law, “a law school the basketball teams can be proud of.”
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