The rumours have been circulating for some time, and we’ve always hoped they are true – especially as the man himself has done nothing to suggest otherwise, but now it’s taken a step closer.
Yes, Dwayne Johnson’s run for American President in 2020 is on the rise, with his campaign officially filed with the Electoral Commission.
Donald Trump has already proven that you don’t necessarily need a political background to become president.
According to records, the Baywatch star has had his paperwork filed by a man from West Virginia called Kenton Tilford. How, or if, Johnson knows him, is unknown.
Top 3 contenders for 2020:
1) The Rock
2) Mark Zuckerberg
3) Milkshake Duck
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) July 10, 2017
The idea cropped up in June 2016 when Alyssa Rosenberg, of The Washington Post, wrote an opinion piece which suggested that Dwayne could well be a viable candidate.
Then, in May 2017, the battle bus, so to speak, found second gear and gathered speed. Firstly, a GQ article, written by Caity Weaver, also supported the point of The Rock being the next president.
She wrote: “No one gets up earlier than Dwayne Johnson. Or goes to bed later. Or is more awake during the hours in between.
“No one in Hollywood is more buff, more driven, or gets paid better. The man has so much charisma and ambition he can do anything.”
The Rock told Caity that it was a ‘real possibility’ he could run, with his slogan based on ‘more poise, less noise’.
A week later and he was on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show.
“Of course I would consider it [running for president],” the Rock told the host. “I’m so incredibly flattered that there is a national poll that came out… that said I would beat Donald Trump if there was an election tonight.
“I think it’s because people want to see a different leadership today… sorry, not different, better leadership.”
Two days after that, on Saturday Night Live with Alec Baldwin, things took yet another step up.
Johnson, revealed his running mate, none other than Tom Hanks.
Credit: Saturday Night Live / NBC
Patriotically, Hanks said: “We will sacrifice and we will suffer but in the end, we will win, because in the end we are Americans and that’s what Americans do.”
Sure The Rock would make a better president than Trump, but so would an actual rock.
— Michael Blackman (@MBlackman37) July 10, 2017
With that winning smile, winning muscles, winning comedy and winning acting, surely there’s only one win left? The polls.
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