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.”
Cool piece on why I should run for President. Maybe one day. Surely the White House has a spot for my pick up truck..https://t.co/JpkZ4w1eh3— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 25, 2016
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:
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is reportedly considering a run for president in 2020.— Donald Aper (@donald_aper) October 30, 2017
What makes an wrestler for 2 decades think he's qualified?
Look, I dig The Rock as much as the next fool with working eyes, but we don't need any other inexperienced president who learns on the job.— Sheena Lester (@SheenaLester) October 30, 2017
How did the war end, Dad?— Jamie Ghost Fart (@jamiesmart) October 18, 2017
Well, Acting President The Rock instagrammed himself bench pressing more than Acting Supreme Leader Dennis Rodman.
On the other hand, some are more optimistic over the potential candidate:
Can we just quit the foreplay and make @TheRock president already— 👽 Markus Garcia 👻 (@Schwaggimus) October 14, 2017
Just think of all the memes twitter could make if the rock was the president. That's a world I want to live in— Sam Hanna (@THEsamhanna) October 18, 2017
So I hear @TheRock is running for President? I'd vote for him. Could he start Monday?— Griz(ly remains)Show (@Grizzlysgrowls) October 14, 2017
Would you vote for Johnson if he ran for president?