Akon went on to say that he thought things were really good under Obama, and he is seeing the country get progressively worse under President Trump.
Akon is thinking about running for president in 2020.
“I’ve been thinking about running for 2020 very seriously,” he recently told Newsweek. “But I didn’t want to just do it because I feel like I want to continue doing what I’m doing and hope that builds me enough momentum [for people] to say, ‘You know what, if you run we’ll support you.’”
The singer-turned-Akoin cryptocurrency founder, 45, explained that Donald Trump and his administration’s hardline stance on immigration has left him feeling ill at ease. Although Akon was born in America, he spent much of his early childhood in Senegal, before moving back to New Jersey in elementary school.
“I feel a lot more unsafe,” he said. “I feel unempowered. Honestly, I feel it’s gonna be a fight. I feel like I should be always prepared for the unexpected. I feel very uncomfortable.”