Dwayne Johnson sounds pretty serious about running for president.
On Thursday, the Baywatch star kept hope alive when Jimmy Fallon asked about his recent political aspirations on The Tonight Show. The actor recently made the cover of GQ’s recent comedy issue and it was during that interview he mentioned a potential run for President. Johnson explained to Fallon that the story has really “blown up”.
“The surge and the groundswell since then has really been amazing,” he said, referencing a national poll “that brought together Republicans and Democrats saying that I would beat Donald Trump if we had an election today to become president.”
Fallon then asked Johnson why people are considering The Rock as president. Johnson had this to say:
“I think it’s because, you know, a lot of people want to see a different leadership today — I’m sorry, not a different, but a better leadership today. More poise, less noise. And I also think that over the years I’ve become a guy that a lot of people relate to. I get up early in the morning at a ridiculous hour, I go to work, and spend time with the troops, I take care of my family, I love taking care of people, and I think that kind of thing really resonates with people, especially today.”
It is important to note that Michael Moore, who promised his upcoming feature film will help “dissolve” the Trump presidency, has already backed Johnson for the White House. “Run the Rock! Run the Rock. Who do you want for commander in chief? I want the f-ing Rock! It would scare anybody that would hurt us,” Moore said.