From the WWE to the Tooth Fairy, to the White House? For the last year, people have been throwing Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s name out as a potential candidate in the 2020 Presidential election. He finally addressed the possibility of giving up his high-paid Hollowood life for politics in GQ Magazine.
He revealed that the question of whether or not he would run has come up more and more in the past year. He told GQ:
“There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think, ‘Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful.’ I didn’t want to be flippant–‘We’ll have three days off for a weekend! No Taxes!”
The Rock is currently the highest-paid actor on Earth and has proven his ability to influence people, which is why it’s no surprise both candidates approached him for endorsements in the last presidential election. He declined to give either candidate one.
When it comes to running for president in 2020, The Rock says “I think it’s a real possibility.”