Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson says he ‘won’t rule out’ running for presidency in 2020
After rapper Kanye West now it is wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson who has said that he would be open to a possible Presidential bid in the future.
The 44-year-old Fast and Furious actor is one of the biggest influencers in showbiz today. Looking at his commanding but charismatic personality some fans are asking him to run for president and many think he’d even win.
So would Johnston consider running for the Oval Office in 2020 to help re-unite the country which is seeing widespread protests after Trump got elected as the President? In an interview with Vanity Fair the actor said, “I wouldn’t rule it out”. He added, “It would be a great opportunity to help people, so it’s possible. This past election shows that anything can happen.”
A few days ago when it became clear that Donald Trump would become the next US President many celebrities expressed shock and grief over Hillary Clinton’s loss. The Rock, on the other hand, tried to calm his fans down with a heartfelt note he shared through his Instagram account and has urged fans to ‘focus on future’.
“The most important thing we can do right now is, be 100% committed to becoming a better country. Many Americans are heartbroken and many Americans are happy. Let’s let the emotions of both sides settle and focus on our future,” were his words, like a seasoned politician.
Johnson, the highest paid Hollywood actor is no stranger to politics. He spoke at the 2000 Republican National Convention to encourage young people to vote regardless of party affiliation and has recently commented on social media about the idea of running for public office.
In March, he tweeted that “maybe one day” he would consider campaigning for the White House, and last June he wrote on Instagram, “The idea of one day becoming President to create real positive impact and global change is very alluring.”