Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson could be cooking up his biggest-ever plans.
The WWE superstar-turned-movie star told Vanity Fair’s Paul Chi on Sunday that he’s considering running for U.S. President in 2020. He said Donald Trump’s improbable election win over Hillary Clinton last week demonstrated that anything is possible in American politics.
“I wouldn’t rule it out,” Johnson said, albeit with a big smile. “It would be a great opportunity to help people, so it’s possible. This past election shows that anything can happen.”
Johnson’s admission to Vanity Fair comes just over a month after he told a Twitter user he might seek the highest public office in the country some time in the future. In March, he positively responded to a Washington Post article about him making a potential bid for the presidency.
Maybe one day. Thanks man. https://t.co/k1S1SZxC3v
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 8, 2016
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
“The Rock” claims legions of fans in the U.S. from his professional wrestling days and he currently is world’s highest-paid actor. He also is no political outsider, having spoken at the 2000 Republican National Convention.
He wouldn’t be the first (would-be) president with WWE ties, either. Trump was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013. Look how his campaign turned out.
Go for it, Rock.