An announcement made by George Takei, who played the iconic role of Sulu on Star Trek both on television and in several movies, shortly after midnight on April 1, that he will run next year against U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican, was revealed by him as just being an April Fool’s Day joke. Takei’s announcement was believed as being genuine by many of his fans and Hollywood celebs. He got endorsements from a variety of people, including actor Mark Ruffalo and singer Nancy Sinatra.
According to the Washington Times, George Takei went along with the April Fool’s Day prank wholeheartedly, tweeting just after 12 a.m. Saturday. He included a link to an article that announced his totally bogus bid for office.
According to The Daily Buzz article, Takei was going to move to California and he was going to buy “a ranch-style home so that he could challenge U.S. Representative Devin Nunes in the 2018 midterm elections.” Nunes, Yahoo Finance reported, “is under fire for turning over documents pertaining to Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election to White House officials before showing them to the Democrats on the committee.”
Takei supposedly stated in a reply to the authors of the article announcing his bid to run against Nunes that with everything taking place in the country right now, he simply could no longer stand by, he knew he had to do something.
According to Yahoo Finance, The Daily Buzz quoted George Takei saying “People are tired of his a**-kissing of Trump. Can I say that? I think I can.” However, one clue that The Daily buzz was playing an April Fool’s Day joke that Takei then decided to also run with, is that the article spelled Devin as “Davin.”
George Takei’s tweet announcing that he was going to run against Rep. Devin Nunes of California next year was circulated “over 18,000 times by early Saturday afternoon.” Actor Mark Ruffalo wrote early on Saturday morning in a tweet to Takei “I hope you can count me as one of your early endorsers!! This is great news!”
Though the announcement George Takei made about running against Rep. Devin Nunes of California was just an April Fool’s Day joke, many of his fans hope he will reconsider and decide to run. Approximately eight hours after Ruffalo said he would be glad to endorse him, George Takei decided the April Fool’s Day joke had gone on long enough. He finally announced “that he didn’t actually intend to run for office.” Takei “has more than 10 million followers on social media.”
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By John Samuels
Photo Courtesy George Takei/Facebook