Martin Sheen endorses Sterling Brown for President on 'West Wing'

Millennials may know of Martin Sheen as the lovable Robert on Netflix's 'Grace and Frankie', but year before that he was the President of the Unites States.

As president Josiah Bartlet, he took many a powerful stride across the long halls of the White House.  

Martin Sheen as President Josiah Bartlet (Facebook)

Unlike Frank Underwood, Jed has enjoyed the love and admiration of many, having been described as the manifestation of "integrity, quick witticisms, a fierce intellect, and compassionate stoicism."

And, unlike the disgraced Kevin Spacey, Martin also enjoys the adoration of many who consider him to be as charismatic as Jed. 

So, when Martin says he is endorsing the next pick for the President, we ought to sit down and pay attention.

While rumors of a 'West Wing' reboot has been making rounds for many years now, the show's creator Aaron Sorkin finally addressed those rumors recently. 

He said that while he has no interest in adapting the Trump White House for television, if he were to bring the show back again, it would be ideally with 'This is Us' star Sterling K Brown as the president.  

Sterling K. Brown attends the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 27522_010 (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Turner)

“There’s some kind of jam, an emergency, a very delicate situation involving the threat of war or something, and [President] Bartlet [played by Martin Sheen], long since retired, is consulted in the way that Bill Clinton used to consult with Nixon,” he had speculated regarding the premise of the 'West Wing' reboot.  

Martin, who has gotten wind of the possibility of Sterling being the new president is all for it – even though he cannot vouch for the 'Black Panther' star's acting capabilities. 

“I have heard of him, but I have not seen the show, so I couldn’t speak to his talent." 

However, he has complete faith in Aaron's decisions and will back the project one hundred per cent. Moreover, the show was always meant to feature a black president, he said. “You know, the original idea for ‘The West Wing’ that we did was a Black president. And I believe it was James Earl Jones that was the choice. And he decided not to do it. That’s my understanding of the original effort to get ‘The West Wing’ on the air. It was a much different story.” 

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