- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Actor Charlie Sheen says he considers himself a “constitutional Republican” and that he’d like to use his celebrity to run for president.

“When I say to people, ‘Hey what if I run for president?’ it’s 100 percent,” Mr. Sheen said in a segment of the comedy show ‘The Flipside,’ offering a platform that includes a flat tax of 10 percent and the placement of skilled veterans in front of schools to protect students.

The comedian shared his political aspirations with host Michael Loftus, a comedian who shows the ‘flipside’ of pop-culture, news and commentary.

“Everybody relax – that should be a rule,” Mr. Sheen said, adding that “It’s important to put the constitution back in place.”

Mr. Sheen says he would choose his father, actor Martin Sheen, as his vice president, employing the campaign slogan “Sheen and Sheen in ‘16.”

The informal interview — Mr. Sheen and Mr. Loftus are friends — took place on Mr. Sheen’s bus. Mr. Sheen begins the interview by discussing how he became an A-list actor.

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• Alex Swoyer can be reached at aswoyer@washingtontimes.com.

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