Please be true... Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is leaving the door open for a potential Presidential run in 2020.
A piece published in GQ today says...
Last June, when The Washington Post published an op-ed suggesting he could be a viable candidate, Johnson posted a screen grab and gave the idea a boost. On Instagram, he called the Post piece “interesting” and “fun to read,” adding that “the most important thing right now is strong honest leadership from our current and future leaders of this country.
Since then, Johnson tells me, he’s given the question more thought. “A year ago,” he says, “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.’ I didn’t want to be flippant—‘We’ll have three days off for a weekend! No taxes!’”
So, after all that consideration, Johnson doesn’t hesitate when I ask him whether he honestly might one day give up his life as the highest-paid movie star on earth—which is unquestionably easier, more fun, and more lucrative than being president of the United States—in order to run for office. “I think that it’s a real possibility,” he says solemnly.
Naturally, the internet is quickly going nuts over this news...
*Sees The Media hype up The Rock running for Pres.*— Vikthor (@Mediart_VH) May 10, 2017
*Scrolls past Donald Trump news & hear him speak
Okay I'll take The Rock
The Rock cannot run for president because I refuse to hold The Rock accountable for anything besides being a hunk— Jaya Saxena (@jayasax) May 10, 2017
Ive spent the past hour envisioning The Rock as president and its been the best hour of my life.— J-Rev (@JRevelia) May 10, 2017
I will be livid if The Rock's campaign slogan isn't DADDY'S GOTTA GO TO WORK— Victoria Aveyard🇺🇸 (@VictoriaAveyard) May 10, 2017
Preparing my ballot now for when the @TheRock runs for President. Drinking the kool aid. Completely on board.— Heather (@HMRicks) May 10, 2017
The Rock for President? Imagine the debates.— Golf Guy (@GolfGuy801) May 10, 2017
Candidate- when it comes to the economy I think...
Rock- IT DOESNT MATTER WHAT YOU THINK!
The Rock said he was considering running for president in 2020. I would consider voting for him if, and only if, Napolean was his VP pic.twitter.com/Sg4phlJ9hb— AtariTexas (@AtariTexas) May 10, 2017
Excited for The Rock to become President and initiate his "Know Your Role and Shut Your Mouth" foreign policy— Jonny Loquasto (@JQuasto) May 10, 2017