For months now, there has been speculation that Dwayne Johnson “The Rock” was considering a presidential run in 2020 against Donald Trump. He has come out publicly several times, even on popular talk shows, seriously talking about the possibility of doing just that.
On Sunday, “Run the Rock 2020,” was officially filed on the behalf of Johnson with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), according to their records.
Just a few weeks earlier Johnson discussed his possible future in politics with ABC News.
“The idea of me being president one day has become a legit thing for some people. If it is an overwhelmingly, positive, strong we want you to run for president, and I felt that I could step up to the plate to become a tremendous leader and make a real difference and make change, I would do it.”
Johnson also said the same thing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Listen to Johnson talk about running for president when asked by reporter Katie Weaver.
“She asked me if I would, and I said, of course, I would consider it.
I’m so flattered. There’s a national poll that just came out saying I would beat Donald Trump if we had an election today to become president.”
The poll Johnson is referring to is coming from People magazine and it shows that the 2016 Sexiest Man Alive would lead Trump 42 to 37 in a match-up. And, here’s the kicker: 15 percent of Americans who voted for Trump would support The Rock. That’s a pretty big deal.
If Johnson does follow through with his presidential run, can you just imagine Trump ever trying to do another wrestling video of him with CNN, again? Johnson would win that in a heartbeat. Also, if Putin ever decides to take off his shirt again for a media op in Russia, our new president would probably put him to shame by returning the favor.
Previously, Johnson has spoken at the Republican National Convention and he even attended the Democratic National Convention, having an active interest in politics. He is officially registered as an independent, so it’s unclear on what party platform he would run on.
So, could you get used to saying President Rock? It sounds better than President Trump, that’s for sure.