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Chris Jericho Honestly Believes The Rock Will Run For President Some Day

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Forget the “Rock 2020” memes. Chris Jericho thinks a Dwayne Johnson presidential campaign is a very real thing that could absolutely happen sometime down the line.

Johnson, who parlayed his immense wrestling popularity into a successful acting career, has teased fans before about getting into politics. It seemed a bit far fetched, but then Donald Trump managed to win the 2016 election, proving that being a celebrity with no political experience is sometimes enough to sway the public vote.

During a recent appearance on the Rick Eisen Show, Jericho was asked if he thought The Rock was serious.

“I have no doubt that [a Rock candidacy] is going to happen. Honestly, I do. Not to get political, but I think we’re in the era now of celebrity Presidents. I think our current President got in because he knew how to work a camera. I think Rock knows how to work a camera better than Trump does, and has much more charisma, and [is] much more likable.

 

“Because you don’t even need experience to be a President anymore. All you need to do is just have the celebrity value. So I honestly think The Rock will run for President. I really do.”

The Rock is still busy pumping out innane action movies (Fast & Furious sequels and that horrible Baywatch reboot) and starring in HBO’s Ballers, but he’s expressed himself as a Republican in the public. I’m Canadian, so I can’t vote for the U.S. president, but I’d definitely be rooting fir a “Rock/Austin 2020” ticket. Someone call the Texas Rattlesnake and get him on board with the idea.

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon has been writing about random things online since 2013. His favorite video game is Rocket League, his favorite TV show is The Sopranos, and he hated the last season of Game of Thrones. Follow him @DevonTaylor113.

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