Is America Ready for Dwayne 'The President' Johnson?

Actor says 'real possibility' he runs for office
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2017 7:45 PM CDT
Is America Ready for Dwayne 'The President' Johnson?
Dwayne "The President" Johnson?   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Is America ready for President The Rock? In a fairly delightful profile of Dwayne Johnson in GQ, the wrestler-turned-movie star talks about his possible future in politics. It started with an opinion piece in the Washington Post last year that stated Johnson could be an actual presidential candidate. At the time, Johnson called the idea "fun to read." But now he says he's been giving it some serious thought. "I think that it's a real possibility," the superstar says. And he's already got the endorsement of Michael Moore. "It would scare anybody that would hurt us," Moore tells Variety. "Think about how safe we would be if the Rock was president." Since the Rock leans Republican, Democrats may have little choice but to recruit John Cena—who's spoken out against discrimination and President Trump's Muslim ban—to run against him, Deadspin reports. (More Dwayne The Rock Johnson stories.)

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