Angela Bassett says she’d take “just about anyone” as a 2020 White House hopeful if it means booting President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE from the Oval Office.
“Anyone would be a respite,” the “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” star exclaimed with a big laugh when ITK asked if she was offering some early support for any potential 2020 contenders.
“Just, damn — excuse me — just about anyone would be a relief,” she said this week at the film’s premiere in Washington.
A chuckling Bassett quickly turned serious, saying, “Unfortunate as it is to say that, it’s true.”
The 59-year-old star of Fox’s “9-1-1” campaigned for Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Attorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation MORE during the 2016 presidential race, delivering remarks at the Democratic National Convention.
Bassett said that right now, the country feels more politically divided than ever.
“I don’t know how far we have to go — how far down, how far left, how far out — we have to go, until we come together,” the Golden Globe winner said.
But, citing history, she expressed hope that partisan wounds would eventually heal.
“It certainly seemed in the past, when we have such a great mountain to climb, that is when people do come together.”
“So perhaps it’s not far in the offing,” Bassett added. “I certainly hope so.”