Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Al Franken have all been arguably good at points in their political career as actors-turned lawmakers and heads of state.
Donald Trump on the other hand? Nah. And with Franken’s latest transgressions, we’re not exactly excited to see a Democratic actor as a politician either.
Dwayne Johnson doesn’t seem to care though and is apparently seriously considering running for president in 2020. Back in May, The Rock discussed a possible 2020 run in a profile for GQ Magazine and says it’s a possibility. Even with the hint, I think we all kind of put him in the Kanye West basket – a good story but probably not going to happen.
Well, Johnson isn’t wavering from his original interest. In an interview with Instyle Magazine, he was again asked about a presidential run and he again reiterated his seriousness on the matter.
“This whole thing started with a piece in The Washington Post about a year and a half, two years ago,” he said. “And then, when it started to pick up and got to the point where it was just impossible to ignore, I said, ‘Of course I would consider a run.’ So where we’re at right now is just quietly observing everything happening on the political landscape, and when the next election comes along … I will be watching very intently.”
The Rock even seemed to have a campaign slogan ready for a potential run: “More poise, less noise.” Could that be a dig at Donald Trump?
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