The Rock Comments on Potentially Running for President in 2020

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistNovember 14, 2016

MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 14:  Dwayne Johnson attends the HBO Ballers Season 2 Red Carpet Premiere and Reception on July 14, 2016 at New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for HBO)
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The recent U.S. presidential election has opened up the possibility of candidates from a wide range of backgrounds. Most recently, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has put his name in consideration for a run in 2020.

"I wouldn't rule it out," Johnson said Sunday, per Paul Chi of Vanity Fair. "It would be a great opportunity to help people, so it's possible. This past election shows that anything can happen."

Johnson had teased a potential run for the White House back in March:

Dwayne Johnson @TheRock

Cool piece on why I should run for President. Maybe one day. Surely the White House has a spot for my pick up truck..https://t.co/JpkZ4w1eh3

The WWE wrestler and movie star could be fueled by President-elect Donald Trump, who had no previous political experience before winning the general election last Tuesday.

Johnson provided an extended message to fans last week on his Instagram account following Trump's victory:

When asked about a potential future in politics in June, the 44-year-old noted the appeal.

"I can't deny that the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring," he told British GQ. "And beyond that, it would be an opportunity to make a real impact on people's lives on a global scale."

If Johnson does run for office, he would have to slow down his acting career. In addition to starring in HBO's Ballers, he is set to appear in Fast 8Baywatch and Jumanji in 2017.


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