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.” 

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. 

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