Burt Reynolds Likes Donald Trump, But Thinks Angelina Jolie Would Be A Better President

Who needs experienced politicians when we've got celebrities?
Burt Reynolds attends Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2015 on Aug. 22, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.
Burt Reynolds attends Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2015 on Aug. 22, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

Now that we know how "totally zonkered”  Burt Reynolds was when he shot his infamous Cosmopolitan spread, it's time to check back in with the Bandit about the fate of our country. In fact, we probably should have consulted with him sooner. 

“I don’t think there’s any question that Donald is going to be nominated,” Reynolds, who identifies as neither a Republican nor a Democrat, told The Daily Beast in an exclusive interview. “You know, our current president has kind of messed things up the last four years. But I don’t know who I would vote for.”

Reynolds' support for Trump has a complicated backstory, however, as both were heavily involved with the ill-fated United States Football League in the '80s. The actor, who co-owned the Tampa Bay Bandits (👌 ) blames the downfall of the USFL on Trump's "personal ambitions." 

Yup, sounds about right! 

“I’m worried about Donald in terms of us getting into a war, because he’s all for certain things,” Reynolds explained. “I like him very much personally. I know him, and I like him. He’s always been nice and sweet and kind to me. But he seems to be like a sheriff that’s quick on the draw.”

In his eyes, there's only one man he'd endorse for president: Jon Voight. Talk about a twist, right? Describing the actor as “an answer to our problems,” Reynolds goes on to hardcore stan for Voight for Prez 2016. 

“If any actor was going to run for office, it should be Jon Voight,” Reynolds remarked. “I think he’s quite brilliant in terms of handling himself and he always knows what’s going on in politics.” 

But according to Reynolds, Voight "gets red in the face" when a potential candidacy is mentioned, so he has another option in mind: Angelina Jolie. 

“It’s Jon Voight’s daughter that should run,” he said laughing according to The Daily Beast. “I like her a lot. She’s not afraid to tackle anything, and she’s a very, very sweet girl.”

We don't know about "sweet," but yes, Angie gets stuff done. 

Editor's note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant xenophoberacistmisogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S.



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