Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman Goes Viral And Makes History

Students discuss Amanda Gorman's poem

Students discuss Amanda Gorman's poem"The Hill We Climb at a recent 826 Boston session

Gorman previously became the youngest inaugural poet in American history after she recited her poem The Hill We Climb to mark Joe Biden's swearing in as the 46th president of the United States.

Amanda Gorman has dreams of becoming president one day - and Ellen DeGeneres is already endorsing her for 2036!

The 23-year-old poet shared her ambitions during a virtual chat on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, where she admitted that she has dreamed of running for president for years.

"I had a math teacher who said kind of somewhat jokingly - because I was a very passionate, feisty girl, as I am today - you should run for president", she recalled. Thank you so much to everyone for supporting me and my words.

"This is a dream that I think came into existence around sixth grade", she told DeGeneres.

She's so poised for her political aspirations that Gorman's twin sister isn't allowed to post her own party photos on social media, Gorman told DeGeneres. "That tracks. Let's put that on the bulletin board for the future", Gorman continued.

'And it's something that my family takes very seriously because when I say something, I mean business, ' she added.

During an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Gorman explained she has a mantra she repeats before every performance, "I am the daughter of Black writers. I can't have an image coming up then".

DeGeneres, 63, then pulled out some presidential campaign merchandise for Gorman that included T-shirts, pins, and mugs.

Gorman, who at 22 isn't eligible to make a White House run for another 13 years, has said it's always been a dream of hers to be elected commander in chief. Her performance at the Capitol in front of President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and the entire nation went viral too. And she's said as much in almost every interview she's given since reciting "The Hill We Climb".

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