Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson provides exciting update on his plans to become President
In the day and age that we live in, it seems as if anything can happen. I mean, Donald Trump, billionaire businessman, former star of The Apprentice and proprietor of the Miss Universe beauty pageants somehow beat out the incredibly qualified Hilary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States in the 2016 Presidential election.
As such, we can't be too surprised when figures like "The Rock" claim that they're going to run for the job in 2020. Certainly, the way that things seem to be going these days, we may well be looking at the 46 President of America being 6'4" of pure muscle in the form of Dwayne Johnson.
The 45-year-old American actor, producer and professional wrestler has not only repeatedly criticised Donald Trump's Presidential administration, but he has, on several occasions, hinted that he would be up for taking on the job himself.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has starred in several box-office hits since he stepped away from professional wrestling. His breakout role in 2002's The Scorpion King made him a household name practically overnight, but now it looks like he's ready to take a break from his prolific acting career to take a stab at leading America.
According to People magazine, the action star teased fans this weekend when he said: "I think 'The People's President' has a really nice ring to that. I'll just say that."
This isn't the first time that "The Rock" has professed an interest in the role. He first started making headlines about a possible bid for the White House, when he admitted that it was a "real possibility" earlier this year. But it appears that The Washington Post already pre-empted this back in 2016 when they published an op-ed piece which claimed that Dwayne Johnson could be quite a contender if he chose to get involved in politics.
And in November 2016, "The Rock" spoke to Vanity Fair stating that running as President "would be a great opportunity to help people".
Another likely candidate for POTUS in 2020 is Mark Zuckerberg. While the founder of Facebook has never explicitly stated that he has any desire to run for President, eagle-eyed political experts have picked up that Zuckerberg is making some decidedly campaign-like moves. Not only has he hired a bunch of pollsters and managers from the Obama campaign, but he's also going to be travelling cross-country for a yearlong "listening tour", in which he will meet the senators for all 50 states.
Well, I guess we'll just have to wait till 2020 to see which celebrity ends up in charge of a substantial portion of the Western world...