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Music superstar and political activist John Legend sat down with CNBC’s John Harwood to discuss a range of topics, including whether Democrats should run a celebrity against President Donald Trump in 2020.

John Harwood: There are some people who are making the argument that Donald Trump has changed the political rules such that you need somebody with celebrity star power to compete. So, people talk about Oprah Winfrey, for example. Do you think a celebrity candidate is a good idea and whether now or in the future, is this something that you entertain at all?

John Legend: I don’t want to be president and I will never run for president. I know that for a fact.

Harwood: How do you know that?

Legend: I just know I won’t. But, I do believe sometimes there’s a place for people who already have name recognition and already loved by the people to run for office. It’s funny, the Republicans hate when celebrities talk about politics, but they’ve been the ones that have elected all the celebrities. They’ve elected Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan. On the left, we’ve elected usually career politicians and people that are a little more wonky. So, there’s an argument to be made that the left shouldn’t always go for the wonky person and get somebody who is more of a celebrity, but honestly, I feel like the Trump administration is an argument against that.

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