We were hearing a lot of news about Dwayne Johnson running for President of the United States in 2020. Johnson also talked a lot about himself! In a previous interview, he said that it’s a “real possibility”. He later went on Saturday Night Live and amusingly announced that Tom Hanks would be his running mate. He may have been joking about it then, but now he is a step closer to actually turning this whole thing into a reality.
Johnson is now officially registered to run for President. According to The Hill, a writer named Kenton Tilford has filed the records with The Federal Election Commission (FEC). It’s not clear if he is directly connected to Johnson or not, but if he filed for him, I imagine he is.
In a previous Instagram post that has since been deleted, Johnson expanded on the prospect of running for President. This came after a Washington Post article explained how he had a strong chance of winning.
“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… 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. Thanks again Washington Post.”
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