Disney CEO Bob Iger Sidesteps 2020 POTUS Run: ‘I Have a Full Time Job Right Now’

“I don’t think the notion of running for president is something anyone considers either on a part-time basis or a frivolous way,” Iger tells CNN

Last Updated: March 14, 2017 @ 6:17 AM

Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger won’t consider running for President of the United States at the moment, but he didn’t rule out a White House bid once his schedule clears up, according to CNN’s Chloe Melas.

“I have a full time job right now, it’s called CEO of The Walt Disney Company, and I don’t think the notion of running for president is something anyone considers either on a part-time basis or a frivolous way,” Iger told Melas at the “Beauty and the Beast” premiere in New York City on Monday.

Iger also defended his participation on President Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum.

“I think it’s an opportunity to have the opportunity to speak directly to the President and his administration and I intend to stay on the council and be a voice for Disney, its shareholders, its employees, maybe the fans and in the industry — I’m the only one from the entertainment industry on that one,” he told CNN.

Iger, a registered Democrat who supported Hillary Clinton, is the only entertainment or tech executive on the president’s panel. His wife, journalist Willow Bay, was recently named the Dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

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