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President Rock? Dwayne Johnson Seriously Considers Presidential Run for 2020

The action star says it's a "real possibility" that he will seek the country's highest office.

By Tamara Palmer

Baywatch star and last year's "Sexiest Man Alive" Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is considering running for president in 2020.

“A year ago, it started coming up more and more," he told GQ of the response that followed a 2016 Washington Post opinion piece suggesting that he could actually win a presidential election. "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!’”

Though that's a pretty lighthearted response, he then added that he's giving it some serious thought: "I think that's a real possibility," he said.

Even though he's been a registered Republican who has appeared at both Republican and Democratic National Conventions, if he chooses to join the fray, he's already got the support of Hollywood filmmaker (and vocal current administration critic) Michael Moore.

"Run the Rock! Run the Rock," Michael told Variety earlier this month. "Who do you want for commander in chief? I want the f***ing Rock! It would scare anybody that would hurt us. Think about how safe we would be if the Rock was president. Not Vin Diesel! The Rock. Or Liam Neeson, but Liam Neeson can’t run because our Constitution says you have to be born here. So who’s the American Liam Neeson that we could run? Because nobody would f*** with him."

So who could be vice president in this Rock the vote scenario? Zac Efron, we're looking at you.

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