By Hilary Weaver. Photos: Getty Images.
If Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson decides to run for president in 2020, __Michael Moore has his campaign slogan ready: “Run the Rock! Run the Rock,” Moore told *Variety* in a new interview.
“It would scare anybody that would hurt us,” Moore continued. “Think about how safe we would be if Tthe Rock was president. Not Vin Diesel! The Rock.
Moore, who in the summer of 2015 predicted why Donald Trump would win the 2016 presidential race, already has an idea of the kind of candidate the Democrats should put forward: someone with star power.
“One things the Democrats didn’t understands is that Trump is a beloved TV star,” he said. “I’ve had this question now for almost 20 years—Why don’t the Democrats run Tom Hanks? Why doesn’t Oprah run? Why don’t we run someone that’s beloved by the American people?”
Moore added that with a history of Republican leaders like Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and even Sonny Bono, the Democrats should really catch on. And who better to add to the mix than a distinct, bald former professional wrestler, current charismatic movie star with the biceps of Schwarzenegger and the Hollywood charm of Reagan?
Lucky for Moore, Johnson has thought about taking up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. In June 2016, Johnson told British GQ that politics aren’t out of the question. Inspired by his interest, fans showed their support at the Democratic National Convention last July—suggesting The Rock as a third-party candidate.
“I'll be honest, I haven't ruled politics out,” he 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.
Dwayne Johnson 2020, please.
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