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Amanda Gorman Is Really Going to Run for President of the United States

Amanda Gorman Is Really Going to Run for President of the United States

Amanda Gorman is serious about her political aspirations.

The 23-year-old poet opened up in an interview with WSJ Magazine, out now.

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Here’s what she had to say…

On running for President: “I think to make the impossible more proximate, you have to treat it as if it’s in reaching distance.”

On how she doesn’t need to change to run for office: “I used to think about it in the more traditional sense of, OK, we’re going to do this poetry thing for a little bit, and then you’re going to put the pen down and switch over to politics. Being able to talk to people like Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, I realized I don’t have to change who I am to be a leader. If anything, those qualities will be what become my strength when I bring them into my field.”

Michelle Obama, on Amanda’s promising future: “I knew we were in the presence of someone special. Looking at her, I see someone who can help us draw even closer to a better, more inclusive America—someone who will use her identity as a Black woman and her ability to connect with others to help reshape and repair the world around us.”

Amanda Gorman is about to be involved in a huge celeb event!

For more from Amanda Gorman, head to WSJ.com.

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