Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has been mulling over a presidential bid for a while - but he has just dropped some bad news
The nation is drowning in tears of misery today as the hopes of World Cup glory are snatched away. What we really needed was some good news. Something to counteract the impending gloom of Donald Trump’s arrival.
Maybe the announcement that everyone’s favourite guy Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson might be making a run to replace him?
The film legend first sowed the seeds of a presidential run back in 2016 when he said on Instagram: “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 county… and the idea of one day becoming President to create real positive impact and global change is very alluring.”
But, alas, no. Just keep wallowing, world.
Johnson, 46, has revealed that he won’t be running for president in 2020.
“Unfortunately I don’t see it happening in 2020. It’s a position that requires years of hard work and experience to learn the skills,” he told Vanity Fair. “There’s a lot of ground to cover, and due to my schedule, it’s not possible in 2020.”
He added: “I have so much respect for the position. It’s something that I seriously considered. What I need is time to go out and learn.”
I reckon this is a really important point. He’s recognising, unlike Trump, that if he was ever going to run for president he has a HUGE amount still to learn about running a nation and properly serving its people. All this would serve him well if he was thinking about running for office in the future.
So if he’s not going to run in the next election, who are the front runners?
According to The Hill, the leading challengers to Trump are likely to include the left-wing Senator Bernie Sanders (who ran against Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary in 2016), Barack Obama’s vice president Joe Biden and liberal Senator Elizabeth Warren.
That is, if Trump isn’t removed from office/forced to resign before then.
A boy can dream.