Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson says he’s seriously thinking about running for president in 2020

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Can you smell that possible 2020 presidential bid that The Rock is cooking?

Dwayne Johnson, the former Miami Hurricanes football player and part-time South Florida resident, has been telling multiple media outlets that he is seriously thinking about running for president.

Johnson has done what few others have been able to do: transition successfully from professional wrestling to Hollywood movie-making.

But can he transition successfully to politics?

In the past year and a half he’s made several serious and not-so-serious references to potentially running, in GQ, Vanity Fair, and on “Jimmy Fallon” and “Saturday Night Live.”

On a recent appearance on “The Ellen Show,” however, Johnson gave his strongest indication yet when he was asked if he’s still mulling a bid for the White House.

“I’m seriously considering it, yes,” Johnson said.

Even before Johnson could respond, the question prompted a full endorsement from another guest on the show, comedian Kevin Hart, who called Johnson “genuine” and “very serious when it comes to spreading that love.”

Both Johnson and Hart star in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” which opens in theaters Wednesday.

Johnson also announced this week he’s expecting a third child, a daughter, his second with girlfriend Lauren Hashian.

If he does throw his hat in the ring for president, The Rock Could be facing another part-time South Florida resident and ex-WWE character, Donald Trump.

  1. Sunrise_blue December 19, 2017 3:34 pm Reply

    I’m for stealing the house in south Florida and not paying anything. Just food and clothing. 1994 Miami Hurricanes. Rock.

  2. Sunrise_blue December 19, 2017 4:12 pm Reply

    Me. Voting.

    This man is categorized sports as “nay”. One shot deal. Go for broke. The glory days. Whatevers…? Whatever works, do it.

  3. Sunrise_blue December 19, 2017 4:21 pm Reply

    2002, Fast Five and Fast and the Furious was his best acting that put him at the top of Hollywood’s actors. He was a secutiry guard for a chilean or brazilian government.

    His show was made in Los angeles, Brazil or Argentina.

    His work is in acting. Many movie goers know him. 200 km/hr. He plays a public figure through the movies.

  4. Sunrise_blue December 19, 2017 4:46 pm Reply

    His father was wrestling Hawaii 1979, Rocky Maivia. His ties to Hawai’i was with Rocky. He is a big man at 6-5 tall.


    1990 was his first year in Miami. JAVA PROGRAMMING. He started at many positions but ended up at DE, or defensive end. He was a skinny 18 year old kid. But he lifted a lot of weights. Steroids. They didn’t care, so no one cared too. His coach then was Dennis Erickson. He played with the likes of Maa Tanuvasa, UH Rainbow Warriors. 1993. Coach then for Hawai’i was Bob Wagner. He won two titles as a Miami Hurricane. Wore jersey number #94.

    He was not known then, but grew popular on his first big hit The Fast Five. Came out in 2002. Many movie goers know him well. By far, more popular than Tom Brady. But…who knows or cares.

    Overall, 3 star. Out of 5. Rating.

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