Could Dwayne Johnson Become the New US President in 2020? The Odds Might Be in His Favor
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is many things all at once – he is a former wrestler, a doting father to his kids, a loving partner to Lauren Hashian, and a stellar actor in different genres. But, the multihyphenate personality may soon add “president of the country” on his resume and people are here for it.
In fact, they are the ones urging the hunk to run for the position in the next national elections as prompted by the celebrity’s statements that hinted he wants to dip his toes into politics.
Rumors started in 2016 after the Washington Post published an article about the matter, which The Rock mentioned in an interview with British GQ.
He referred to the sound of being a governor or the president as alluring and that it could be a great way to create an impact on a lot of lives, however, he has to do a lot of things first before he finally ventures into the path. Four years have passed, making people wonder if he had done what he said he needed to do.
Mauna Kea Mountain protest
The clamor for Dwayne to run recently got louder again after his guest stint at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The actor appeared on the show to promote his latest film Hobbs & Shaw, the first stand-alone of the Fast & Furious franchise.
So things got to a light start but turned serious when the host asked the former WWE star about the protests in Hawaii against the building of a massive telescope in Mauna Kea mountain, which a lot of natives regard as sacred.
During the demonstration, Dwayne said that the dormant mountain is a representation of Hawaii and he joined others as they danced and chanted during a ceremony.
The 47-year-old star is part Samoan and once attended an Oahu high school. At the time, he shared that what really ignited the will to join the protest was the arrest of the local elders called kupana.
Trivia: Did you know that famous YouTuber Bretman Rock also took time to support the cause by spreading awareness?
Explaining his decision, the Jumanji actor pointed out that this was more than the case of a giant telescope, rather this was about humanity — building something on a mountain that locals view as a church and therefore it’s about the people’s hearts that are getting hurt.
It’s a different story when you hurt people, he elucidated, because it’s an indication that you need to stop. Furthermore, the Rampage star encouraged everyone to be empathetic and considerate of others and more importantly, to take care of people.
His profound and compassionate statement moved mountains and obviously won the hearts of a lot of people. This didn’t just earn him more fans but also reignited those presidency rumors swirling years ago, with most of his supporters taking it to social media to air their pledge for the celebrity.
More in The Jet Set
Ariana Grande Could Become $10 Million Richer If She Wins This Shocking Lawsuit
Why don’t people ever learn? Illegally using a celebrity’s name, image, or likeness is like booking yourself a first class ticket...October 28, 2019
Cat Dad Ed Sheeran Grieves Tragic Death of His Beloved Feline Graham
Losing a pet can often be one of the most traumatic experiences. Pet owners would understand how hard it is to cope with the...October 28, 2019
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt’s Former House in Beverly Hills is FINALLY on the Market for This Astonishing Price
If you are looking into buying perhaps your forever home, then you might want to consider celebrity houses, which, of course,...October 28, 2019
The Unusual Feature Demi Moore and Kate Middleton’s Royal Ascot Hats Have in Common
The annual Royal Ascot is more than just a sport. The event is a medley of tradition, class, royalty, and fashion where some of the biggest...October 28, 2019
Meghan Markle’s Maternity Clothes Cost a Whopping $630,000, So, Who’s Paying?
There’s no doubt that Meghan Markle was already a fashion icon prior to becoming an official member of the royal...October 28, 2019
Need Inspiration? Tiffany Haddish Reminisces the Night She Was Homeless and Hungry
Not every one of us gets to come home to a cozy bed after a long day’s work, eat three meals...October 28, 2019
The Inspiring Story of How Madonna Went From Practically Nothing to Absolutely Everything
When Madonna first entered the entertainment industry back in the 80s, nobody could’ve predicted that she would end up amassing a...October 28, 2019
A Chef is Needed at the Buckingham Palace to Prepare Meals for the Queen, But Here’s the Catch
Meeting members of the royal family in the flesh can be too overwhelming, some may find the experience fulfilling, while others,...October 28, 2019
Surprising Celebrity Hookups You Did Not Know About
Hollywood entertainment industry shines with its celebrities that are incredibly desirable. That’s because they’re more attractive in the limelight and are...October 28, 2019