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The Rock's Latest Announcement Adds Fuel To The Fire Of His Potential Bid For President?

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Once Donald Trump's first term as president is completed, don't be surprised to see another familiar face jump into the nomination ring.

For the past year, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has hinted at his desire for candidacy in the 2020 election.

Johnson was promoting his latest film, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, at the Los Angeles Comic Con on Oct. 28 when an audience member asked the former WWE star about making a bid for the White House during a panel discussion.

"I think 'The People's President' has a really nice ring to that. I'll just say that," Johnson said.

While the concept of Johnson's presidential bid has been reported for over a year and a half, Johnson first responded to candidacy rumours when he told Vanity Fair last November that running was a possibility because "it would be a great opportunity to help people."

In a May interview with GQ Magazine, Johnson further voiced his presidential ambitions. He also mentioned how both Hilary Clinton and Trump's camps reached out to him for his endorsement in the 2016 election.

"I feel like I'm in a position where my word carries a lot of weight and influence, which of course is why they want the endorsement," said Johnson.

"But I also have a tremendous amount of respect for the process and felt like if I did share my political views publicly, a few things would happen... I felt like it would either make people unhappy with the thought of whatever my political view was. And, also, it might sway an opinion, which I didn't want to do," he continued.

The public has mixed opinions on the possibly of Johnson becoming the next president of the United States. Some are incredulous over the possibility:

On the other hand, some are more optimistic over the potential candidate:

Would you vote for Johnson if he ran for president?

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