'Scandal' president backs Clinton in 2016

He plays a fictional president on “Scandal,” but actor Tony Goldwyn says he has someone in mind for the real-life job come 2016: Hillary Clinton.

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When asked by ITK if he had any presidential picks for the next election, Goldwyn replied without missing a beat, “Yeah, Hillary Clinton.”

The 52-year-old T.V. star plays President Fitzgerald Grant on the hit ABC series. “I’m hoping that she — yeah,” he said of the former first lady before trailing off.

Goldwyn was one of several celebrities to stop by Saturday’s Tammy Haddad-hosted White House Correspondents Garden Brunch at the Georgetown home of Mark Ein. The brunch, typically held the afternoon before the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Goldwyn also said he'd like to meet his real-life counterpart, President Obama, this weekend.

And he said he'd offer an apology to Obama for his fictional character, who is having an affair with a former staffer.

I'd "apologize for the president I'm portraying," Goldwyn said. "It's no reflection on him."

--Emily Goodin contributed.

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