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The Rock Says He Is 'Seriously Considering' Running for President in 2020

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"The Rock 2020" just got one step closer to reality.

During an appearance on Ellen with Jumanji co-star Kevin Hart, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, aka the world's second-highest paid actor and all-around badass, announced that his much buzzed-about run for the White House is no joke. 

Ellen DeGeneres put the Johnson on the spot when she straight-up asked him, "Will you run?" In return, she got a straight-up answer. 

"I'm seriously considering it, yes," he responded. 

Hart backed him up, saying, "If he were to put himself in that position, he would get my support wholeheartedly." 

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It's just the latest allusion to a presidential run Johnson has posited in recent memory. 

In late October at LA Comic-Con, he addressed a similar question from a fan. 

“I think," said the former WWE superstar, "the ‘People’s President’ has a really nice ring to that. I'll just say that."  

In a July interview with Vanity Fair, he told readers not to "rule it out." 

“I wouldn’t rule it out. It would be a great opportunity to help people, so it’s possible. This past election shows that anything can happen.”  

On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he made a short list of reasons that he's suited to the job. 

“It’s so flattering and I think it’s because a lot of people want to see a different — I’m sorry not different, but better leadership today — and I think more poise, less noise."

"I think over the years I’ve become a guy that people relate to. Get up early in the morning, go to work, spend time with the troops, take care of my family, I love taking care of people. And I think that kind of thing really resonates with people today."

He looks ready. 

He looks ready. 

And then there's his GQ profile, in which he called the notion of a Rock presidency "alluring." 

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"I’ll be honest, I haven’t ruled politics out. I can’t deny that the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring. It would be an opportunity to make a real impact on people’s lives on a global scale."  

Would you vote for him? 

h/t: For the Win