Possible Future POTUS The Rock Is Hosting SNL This Weekend

Rock the vote, amiright?

Seems like The Rock has been cooking… up plans for a future presidential campaign?! Everyone’s favourite nice guy (do not argue me on this) Dwayne Johnson just casually told GQ that he totally would consider running for President of the United States. And while a CFL player turned wrestler turned action star turned comedy king waxing poetic about presidential dreams would have made me spit out my coffee two years ago, it seems altogether reasonable seeing that a former reality star is currently sitting in the country’s highest office. Could he be planning to formally announce his presidential bid when he hosts the season finale of Saturday Night Live this weekend?! (Probs not but it would kinda rule.) 

In the cover story for GQ’s comedy issue, Johnson—who has teased the possibility of entering politics in the past—told the magazine that he really started considering a presidential run after The Washington Post published an op-ed suggesting he could be a legit presidential candidate last June. 

“A year ago, it started coming up more and more,” he told GQ. “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!'”

And while he was hesitant to outright criticize the current POTUS, he did have some choice words about his travel ban. “I completely disagree with it,” Johnson said. “I believe in our national security to the core, but I don’t believe in a ‘ban’ that bans immigrants. I believe in inclusion. Our country was built on that, and it continues to be made strong by that. And the decision felt like a snap judgment… Within 24 hours, we saw a ‘tail effect.’ It grew to heartache, it grew to a great deal of pain, it grew to a great deal of confusion, and it had a lot of people scrambling.”

The Rock 2020 does have a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Too bad Canadian citizens can’t vote.

P.S. This will be the Baywatch star’s fifth time hosting SNL, including his first time back in 2000. We’ll just leave this here:

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