Question: What do you think about The Rock running for President?
Answer: It doesn’t matter what you think about The Rock running for President!
That of course is one of famous actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s most famous catchphrases from his days with the WWE.
Now it appears the wrestler/actor is setting his sights on campaign slogans instead of catchphrases, revealing in a new British GQ interview that “the thought of being President is alluring.”
While GQ suggested Donald Trump better “watch your a**,” Johnson insisted he’d have nothing to worry about.
“There are a lot of other things I want to do first,” Johnson said.
The Rock opined that throwing his hat into the political ring “would be an opportunity to make a real impact on people’s lives on a global scale.”
Via The Hill:
Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is once again thinking about running for president, he told British GQ in a new profile.
“I’ll be honest, I haven’t ruled politics out,” Johnson said. “I’m not being coy when I say that, but at the moment I am not sure. I can’t deny that the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring.”
He said running for office “would be an opportunity to make a real impact on people’s lives on a global scale.”
“But there are a lot of other things I want to do first,” he added.
Johnson has broached the subject in the past.
He very recently retweeted a story regarding his political appeal saying “maybe one day” and adding “surely the White House has a spot for my pick up truck.”
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
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 25, 2016
In 2012, Johnson told Moviefone that “one day, and that day will come, I can impact the world through politics.”
Can you just imagine President Rock laying the smack down on Vladimir Putin’s candy a**? Or Johnson ending every State of the Union with “If ya smell what the Commander-in-Chief is cookin’!”
In the meantime, enjoy this brief clip of the time Hillary Clinton once tried her hand at the wrestling industry (Bonus points for whoever correctly counts the number of wrestling puns ‘HillRod’ uses in this promo) …
Cross-posted at The Political Insider