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Dwayne Johnson and Tom Hanks Launch Their 2020 Presidential Bid

Dwayne Johnson and Tom Hanks Launch Their 2020 Presidential Bid

The 2020 presidential race in the US could be one of the most bizarre in political history.

Ever since he appeared on the front of GQ magazine, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has catapulted himself to the top of the polls in running for the White House in three year's time.

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Credit: GQ

Following that interview, a polling company in the States ran a Trump v Johnson poll. Guess who won...

The polling company said: "We also looked at Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's prospects if he were to run for President as a Democrat. 36 percent of voters see Johnson favourably to 13 percent with a negative view of him, although 50 percent of voters have no opinion about him either way.

"Both Democrats (38/15) and Republicans (31/17) see him positively. Johnson would leave Trump 42/37 in a prospective contest, and wins over 15 percent of people who supported Trump last fall."

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On Thursday, Johnson appeared on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show where he was also asked the question.

"Of course I would consider it," replied The Rock.

Credit: PA

Under the slogan of 'more poise, less noise', Johnson said: "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."

Then on Saturday Night Live with Alec Bladwin (famed recently for such brilliant impressions of Donald Trump) Dwayne Johnson echoed his bid for the 2020 election with an added twist.

He wants Tom Hanks to be his running mate.

During the season finale of SNL, Johnson came to the stage and opened the show, before Alec Baldwin presented him with an honorary robe for hosting a total of five times.

Johnson then introduced Hanks to the stage. Hanks claimed he would surely get the senior vote since he 'fought in World War Two' (a reference to his Saving Private Ryan days).

Johnson then added: "And I, of course, would get the minority vote because everyone just assumes that I am, well, whatever they are."

The two then got all patriotic. "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," said Hanks.

Johnson said: "Americans deserve strong capable leaders. Leaders who care about this country and care about the people."

A banner was then released behind them which read: 'Johnson Hanks 2020'. A partnership anyone would back, surely?

Featured Image Credit: Saturday Night Live/NBC

Topics: America, Dwayne Johnson, Donald Trump, Saturday Night Live, tom hanks, USA

Michael Minay

Mike Minay is a trending journalist at LADbible. He’s co-ordinated interviews with some of the big names from the world of news and sport including ITV’s Robert Peston, Sky Sports’ Jeff Stelling and darts champion Michael van Gerwen. His reporting days began on University radio in Birmingham, before moving to BBC Sport Online – creating content for large events such as Wimbledon and the FA Cup final. Mike still commentates on Football League matches at the weekend. A Manchester LAD at heart.

 

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