That Donald Trump WWE Smackdown GIF is about to get VERY real!
Many startling realizations were learned from the latest presidential election, the biggest being the overwhelming power of celebrity.
Well, it looks like the same power that got Trump elected will ultimately be used to defeat him — because the most revered, badass, alpha celebrity in the game is seemingly being groomed for a political takeover: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
We shit you not! After months of joking about a presidential run, a campaign committee has formally filed to draft the Baywatch star for president.
On Sunday, “Run the Rock 2020,” the name of the official organization, was filed on behalf of Johnson with the Federal Election Commission.
The docs were filed by a man named Kenton Tilford under a West Virginia address, though Tilford’s association to the former wrestler is not clear.
Johnson has long joked about a White House run in the past months, even announcing his bid on the Saturday Night Live finale (with Vice President Tom Hanks on the ticket, no less.) But the political bit turned into a “real possibility” after polls revealed the action star would kick Trump’s ass in the 2020 election!
The Rock has said he is registered as an Independent. In 2000, he spoke at the Republican National Convention AND attended the Democratic National Convention.
Clearly, nothing is sacred anymore in politics. Still, we’ll take a nonpartisan adonis with zero political experience over the schlubby slimeball currently in office any day!