Watch out Donald Trump, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson could be in the running for president of the United States.
A campaign organisation named “Run the Rock 2020”, managed by Kenton Tilford from West Virginia, has officially filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to get the hunky actor to run for presidency in 2020.
Although Tilford has clarified that he is not affiliated with The Rock himself, the A-lister recently appeared on Saturday Night Live where he joked about running for office with Tom Hanks as his Vice President. Some of you may recall him standing behind a podium marked “The Rock Johnson 2020” during the SNL segment.
Jokes aside, Johnson has previously expressed his interest in politics. “I think that it’s a real possibility. A year ago, it started coming up more and more. There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think, ‘Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful,’” he was quoted as saying.
In GQ’s recent article titled, “Dwayne Johnson for President!“, Johnson was asked about his thoughts on President Trump. “Personally, I feel that if I were president, poise would be important. Leadership would be important. (If I didn’t agree with someone) on something, I wouldn’t shut them out. I would actually include them. The first thing we’d do is we’d come and sit down and we’d talk about it. It’s hard to categorise right now how I think he’s doing, other than to tell you how I would operate, what I would like to see,” he replied.
During his interview with Jimmy Fallon, the 45-year-old actor shared that he was overwhelmed by the positive response after GQ’s article came out. “I think it’s because, you know, a lot of people want to see a different leadership today. I’m sorry, not different, but better leadership today, right? A better leadership,” he said.
“And I also think think over the years I’ve become a guy that a lot of people kind of relate to: get up early in the morning at a ridiculous hour, go to work and spend time with the troops, take care of my family. I love taking care of people. And I think that kind of thing really resonates with people, especially today,” Johnson continued before adding, “3 and a half years is a long way away. So we’ll see.”
If The Rock is indeed running for president, the 2020 US election is going to be very interesting.