The Rock Addresses Those Rumours Of His 2020 Presidency Campaign
A lot has been said over the last week or so about the possibility of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson being the next President of the United States.
The suggestion was first made by Caity Weaver of GQ magazine who, in an interview with the man himself, suggested the idea.
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."
When asked by Caity what would he do, he instantly got everyone sitting up and paying attention. In fact, he probably staked a good claim for the best seat in the White House.
"Personally," he said, "I feel that if I were president, poise would be important. Leadership would be important. Taking responsibility for everybody. [If I didn't agree with someone] on something, I wouldn't shut them out. I would actually include them. The first thing we'd do is we'd come and sit down and we'd talk about it."
After this came a poll: Trump or Johnson. Guess who won?
A 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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Amazing. So now, that just leaves one man to silence all the speculation: The Rock himself. Now we have that answer, as the question was put to him by Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show.
"Why are people making such a big deal about it?" asked the host.
Credit: The Tonight Show
"This story came out," replied Johnson. "And it has blown up because it was so wonderfully written. But in it, she asked, 'Would you consider running for president?' and I said, 'Of course I would consider it'.
"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."
By this point, the cheering audience seemingly just want him to announce right now that he'll be standing in 2020.
"More poise, less noise. I've become a guy that people relate to... and I think that resonates with a lot of people... three-and-a-half years is a long time to wait, so we will see."
Neither confirmed, nor denied... this could still happen.
Right now he's focussed on judging a winner for #RockTheGQCover - a competition to see who bests imitates his front cover pose for the GQ magazine.
Whoever wins will get a private screening of the Baywatch film for themselves and their mates, with all expenses on the big man himself.
By the way, Mr Johnson, 'more poise, less noise' is a brilliant slogan.
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