Political Experts Think Dwayne Johnson Could Be Next President
Can you smell what policies The Rock is cooking? Well, if you are President Trump’s former Chief of Staff, you can. As reported by the Independent, Mick Mulvaney believes that Dwayne Johnson is one of three candidates who could trouble a 2024 Trump re-election campaign. The actor has long been pinned to making a run for the presidency, and his new series ends with the man doing just that.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott join Dwayne Johnson as Trump’s mightiest foes according to Mick Mulvaney. Of course, both DeSantis and Scott have a more traditional background than Johnson when it comes to politics. However, America did just have the former host of The US Apprentice as President & much to Doc Brown’s confusion in Back to the Future, Ronald Reagan had a Presidential tenure. Kanye also had an ill-fated presidential run in November 2020, despite backing from the patrons of Paddy’s Pub (see episode one of the latest series of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for reference).
Dwayne Johnson is no stranger to Presidential rumors either. Back in 2016 in an extensive interview with British GQ, the Jungle Cruise actor appeared to be more than happy to discuss a political future, saying; “I’ll be honest, I haven’t ruled politics out. 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. And beyond that, it 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.”
Dwayne Johnson echoed these political aspirations last April when he spoke on the Today show, as reported by Reuters; “I do have that goal to unite our country and I also feel that if this is what the people want, then I will do that,” said Johnson when queried on his Presidential thoughts. Apparently, as of last fall, that is exactly what the people wanted of the ‘People’s Champion.’ NME reported that in a poll from Pipslay, a whopping 46% of Americans would vote for ‘The Rock’ as President if he were to run in 2024. So, as crazy as it might seem, Mick Mulvaney’s statement is more than justified.
However, fans of a potential Presidential campaign from Dwayne Johnson may be disheartened to learn that ‘The Rock’ remains coy about his commitment to a future in politics. The superstar actor/producer/Tequilla-maker/wrestler spoke to Vanity Fair on the subject and had this to say; “You know, at the end of the day, I don’t know the first thing about politics. I don’t know the first thing about policy. I care deeply about our country. I care about every f******* American who bleeds red, and that’s all of them. And—there’s no delusion here—I may have some decent leadership qualities, but that doesn’t necessarily make me a great presidential candidate. That’s where I am today.”
Dwayne Johnson may say he doesn’t have the necessary experience to be President, but in that same Vanity Fair interview, Johnson did say “indicators are all very positive—in, for example, 2024, and in, for example, 2028.” For those wondering what a Dwayne Johnson Presidential campaign might look like, they need to look no further than NBC’s sitcom Young Rock. Now in its second season, Young Rock features Dwayne Johnson in 2032, amid a Presidential campaign, being interviewed regarding his upbringing, with his youth being the focus of the show. Young Rock focuses on the actor’s life at school and college, as well as the aforementioned ‘Presidential’ 2032 campaign.
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