If this election taught us anything, it’s that the office of the president is no longer reserved for a long-tenured politician or military officer. With Donald Trump set to take office in January, the prospect of celebrities running against him in 2020 has already been discussed from Kanye West to Chris Rock.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson may also be considering a run for the presidency in 2020.
The cult hero – real name Dwayne Johnson – made the shock announcement in an Instagram post today.
He described the idea of attempting to become the most powerful man in the world in 2020 as “very alluring”.
Talking about an article in the Washington Post, he said: “Interesting piece from The Washington Post on if I ran for POTUS I could actually win.
“Writer Alyssa Rosenberg did some pretty good research into my background (slave descendants fighting for their freedom, Revolutionary War etc).
“Much more to uncover but well done. More and more pieces like this are popping up due to the Presidential election and they’re cool/fun to read.
He added: “I care DEEPLY about our country… and the idea of one day becoming President to create real positive impact and global change is very alluring.
“Buuuuut until that possible day, the most important thing right now is strong honest leadership from our current and future leaders of this country.”
The Rock, 45, is the highest paid actor in Hollywood and worth a staggering £50m-a-year after releasing blockbuster’s such as The Fate of the Furious.
Donald Trump’s reign as US election is expected to last until at least 2020.
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