Pop singer Joy Villa says she is considering running for U.S. Congress, and insists that if she does run, she’ll win. Villa shot to national prominence when she showed up on the red carpet at the 2017 Grammy Awards in liberal Hollywood wearing a dress with President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan emblazoned on it.
The buzz caused her music to surge to No. 1 in digital downloads on Amazon and iTunes immediately thereafter.
Villa told Fox & Friends host Ainsley Earhardt this morning that she is a populist, conservative outsider who would run on the GOP ticket in support of the Trump MAGA agenda, which includes the president’s tax reform proposal, a merit-based immigration system, and efforts to encourage business and job expansion.
The singer, 26, hasn’t identified a specific district from which to run, but is considering possibilities in California, Florida, or New York, “communities I have a connection to,” where she has residences and works. She also claimed that Democrat Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi, Frederica Wilson, and Maxine Waters — all of whom are critical of the Trump administration — are “destroying this country,” which is one of the motivating factors
“It’s time that we have strong women who step up, run, win, and support the president and America, and I’d be honored to be one of those.”
The decision to seek a seat in the U.S. House would have to be made on a tactical and strategic basis in terms of a strong chance of winning, she added. On her Twitter feed, Villa, 26, wrote that she is pro-life and supports gun rights and religious freedom. Born in California, Villa is of African-American, Native American, and Italian heritage. She also revealed to Earhardt that she might have aspirations for elective office higher than just Congress.
On Twitter, President Trump himself wished her good luck in entering the “wonderful world of politics.”
Shortly after the Grammy appearance where she “made the red carpet great again” with her MAGA dress designed by Andre Soriano, Joy Villa told Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo that many of her friends also voted for Trump in the 2016 election but they had to keep quiet about it “or we would face a backlash and bullying” and accusations of racism.
In his long career in the pre-politics media spotlight as a real estate mogul and host of the NBC Apprentice franchise, Donald Trump — a former Democrat and independent who ran for president as a first-time candidate as a Republican — regularly mingled with celebrities and they with him. It was only after he became a candidate that he fell out of favor for a variety of reasons with many of those in the entertainment industry.
Good luck to @Joy_Villa on her decision to enter the wonderful world of politics. She has many fans!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2017
On his blog, ex-Scientologist Mike Rinder — who appears on the A&E Scientology documentary series with Leah Remini — described Joy Villa as an “unabashed self-promoter” and a “Scientology shill” who seemed to be initially supportive of Bernie Sanders and then a third-party candidate in the election.
Joy Villa already has a website up and running to test the waters for a political run.
As a pro-Trump Republican, actor/model Antonio Sabato Jr. is running for Congress in California’s Ventura County-based 26th congressional district in an attempt to unseat incumbent Democrat Julia Brownley.
Kid Rock recently abandoned plans to run for U.S. Senate from Michigan as a Republican, even though he was supposedly leading in the polls.
Watch the Joy Villa interview below and draw your own conclusions
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