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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson talks buzz over his possible presidential 2020 candidacy

21 May 2017 Entertainment News


Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to promote his new flick “Baywatch” and was asked about his GQ interview regarding the possibility that he will run for office in the 2020 presidential elections.

Fallon told Johnson that the story took off and is still blowing up since the actor discussed the possibility of running for president. Johnson replied, "The story has blown up because it was so wonderfully written. The surge and the ground swell since then has really been amazing."

The possibility that Johnson might run for presidency came after the poll by Public Policy Polling that found that 42 percent of voters will support the “Fast and Furious” actor over Trump in the 2020 presidential elections. This is if Johnson will run as a Democrat.

Johnson said he was blown away by the support and it is flattering. He added in his GQ interview, "I think it's because a lot of people want to see a different leadership today – not different, but a better leadership today. I think more poise, less noise. I also think over the years I've become a guy a lot of people relate to. I get up early in the morning at a ridiculous hour and go to work. I spend time with the troops, I take care of my family, I love taking care of people. I think that kind of thing really resonates with people, especially today."

Johnson did not confirm nor deny the 2020 presidential bid plans but he said that three and a half years is a long way so he will see what happens.

This is not the first time the name of an untraditional nominee floated in the presidential pool. Mark Zuckerberg was one of the names mentioned in the past whom people think would be a great president. Former Hollywood star, Ronald Reagan, also served two terms as a president from 1980 to 1988 in the past.

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