Dwayne Johnson teased the idea of running for president in an interview with GQ and now one person has gone ahead and started making that dream a reality.
Kenton Tilford filed a “Run the Rock 2020” campaign committee on behalf of the “Baywatch” star with the Federal Election Commission on Sunday. The Hill revealed that Tilford has no obvious connection to Johnson and that the actor is not part of this filing.
Johnson has joked about running for president several times this year. In his GQ interview, the actor said he has been considering the idea more and more.
“It started coming up more and more. There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think, Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful. I didn’t want to be flippant. ‘We’ll have three days off for a weekend! No taxes!’” he revealed back in May.
“I think that it’s a real possibility,” he said about a probable presidential run. When the actor hosted “Saturday Night Live” back in May he added more fuel to the fire and (jokingly) announced that he and Tom Hanks were running together.
“It’s very flattering, but tonight I wanna put this to rest and just say once and for all…I’m in,” Johnson announced. “Americans deserve strong, capable leaders. Leaders who care about this country and care about its people.”
Look like we’re another step closer to The Rock running for president.