A committee to draft Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a presidential candidate in 2020 has been formally filed.
The committee called “Run the Rock 2020” was filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Sunday July 9th 2017.
Johnson has joked about a presidential bid before, notably during an episode of Saturday Night Live where he portrayed a buff then President Barrack Obama.
Johnson has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, in an interview with GQ, he was especially critical of Trump’s travel ban saying, “I believe in our national security to the core, but I don’t believe in a ‘ban’ that bans immigrants. I believe in inclusion. Our country was built on that.”
In the same interview Johnson was quoted as saying there was a “Real Possibility” of a Presidential Run.
The papers filed with the FEC, were delivered by Kenton Tilford whose connection to Johnson remains unknown at this time.
Johnson has said he is registered as an Independent, and has attended both the Republican National Convention and The Democratic National Convention, which banner he would run under is unknown at the time of this writing.
With the recent election of Donald Trump forgoing the old standard that you have to be an Ivy League law Graduate with years of political experience to obtain the highest office in the land, Johnson may be using that fact as a spring board to run for the office himself.
Johnson is currently the highest paid movie star in the world, and certainly has the love of the public behind him.
It will certainly be interesting to see new developments as this story continues to unfold. As a wrestling fan myself I must admit the idea of seeing “The Rock” on the debate stage has opened up a world of possible one liners for me.
“I think we should put more focus on education…”
“IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK!”