“You can't get anything done, so I would rather be on the outside,” he said at the film's D.C. premiere.
“I would be taking a whole lot of vacations and there would be a whole lot of afterparties,” he added.
Foxx's co-star, Channing Tatum, also said he prefers make-believe.
“Everybody just spins everybody else's words and it's frustrating,” Tatum said.
Foxx may not be heading for the White House in real life, but he did share his stunning view of the historic building on his visit to the nation's capital.
Celebrity Families of 2014 [PHOTOS]
Jared Leto investing in Reddit