Will there be a President Bethenny Frankel one day?
The former Real Housewives star and activist opened up on Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take podcast about political aspirations.
“Well, a lot of people have said I should run for Mayor or President, but to be perfectly honest, I don’t think I’m…I’m not knowledgeable enough about foreign policy, but I know you can get people around you to help you,” she explained.
“And if you know what you don’t know, you can get very far. I’ve done, you know, over $70 million dollars in relief work worldwide and people have said I’ve gotten more done…not people have said – I’ve gotten infinitely more done than the government has gotten done in the time that I did it,” she continued.
“Not even a question with all kinds of disasters, but that’s only one area of politics. I’m not great at, like, schmoozing 10,000 people in a row. I don’t think I would like touching so many people and just being fake and phony. But I’d be good at the game and I’m really in pajamas 90% of the time, and so I don’t think that…I don’t like being handled all the time. Like, we’ve got to do this and then you’ve got to go there and then you’ve got to be there, I don’t like being touched and handled all the time. So I don’t know if I’d like that part. But running the country I think I could absolutely do, I mean I know I can absolutely do, yeah.”
“I’d be the honest politician and be able to figure out how to play the game without being corrupt and not bulls–tting everybody, 100%. I just don’t know how to go about being the President. I mean, if somebody that was important came in and like picked me up from my house and took me to the place I’m supposed to go and filled out the paperwork for me because I’m not good at that, then I would apply and see if I got the job,” she also said.
“I’d love to renovate Gracie Mansion or the White House and I could get a lot of things done, but people would be like I’d have to get a real education on foreign policy and certain issues. But I guess that’s what everybody does. I wouldn’t be full of s–t about it. I think if you want to get things done and be wise and be strategic, I’m very good at that. I’m an executor so that, not of people, but of ideas. So that I could handle for sure. I would just need someone to guide me.”