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Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman on running for president: ‘Plan on it’

Poet Amanda Gorman is quick to respond when asked if she’ll one day run for president: “Plan on it.”

The 22-year-old author and the first youth poet laureate of the United States — who quickly became a sensation and garnered an enthusiastic following after reciting her poem “The Hill We Climb,” at President Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday — made an appearance early Thursday morning on CBS’s “The Late Late Show.”

“I genuinely feel like there’s a very real world where there’s a poet speaking at your Inauguration Day when you’re the president of the United States,” host James Corden told her.

“Is that something you’d want to do?” the late-night show host asked.

“Oh heck yeah!” Gorman exclaimed. “Plan on it,” she added.

It’s not the first time that the Harvard University grad has expressed a desire to run for office. A 2018 profile in the school’s paper called her a “self-described future candidate for the United States presidency.”

Gorman won accolades from around the world for her inaugural reading, including from a former commander in chief.

Former President Obama heaped praise on Gorman’s piece, saying she “delivered a poem that more than met the moment.”

Any presidential aspirations will have to wait though — at 22, Gorman wouldn’t be eligible to run for the White House until 2036.

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