Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson for President 2020

After a surprising presidential campaign victory from Donald Trump, doors have been opened to everyday people who now believe that they could become the most powerful man alive AND live in the most protected building in the world. Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton. Clinton,  who has years of political experience working with different presidents, notably Barack Obama and also her husband Bill Clinton didn’t do as well as the rest of the world would have liked. Hillary was sure to win this election but the Americans threw in a worldwide curveball by making Donald Trump president in an attempt to make ‘America great again’.

But I don’t want to talk about the past. Let’s talk about the future. 2020. Turn your minds to former pro-wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson, who we’ve seen in various movies over the years from joining the Fast and Furious Franchise to a remake of Baywatch. During his promotion of the new movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle there has been word that he will run a campaign to become the President of the United States in 2020. An A-list celeb running for office? We’re all stunned.

But the difference between Donald Trump and Dwayne Johnson is the difference between snowflakes and watermelons. Love and kindness seeps out of Dwayne and his desire to help people in any way that he can (shown mainly through his Instagram posts) reinforces his constant messages of motivation and joy. But will all these traits help him solve tough decisions that will affect millions of lives. Think of the crisis in Syria, the constant battle of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jung Un over nuclear weapons or discussions over global warming or even healthcare for lower class citizens. Would he be able to deal with the police brutality in America and create an ‘Ideal’ America for every United States citizen or engage in the constant debate on guns and the right for Americans to bare arms? Will the Rock be America’s Rock?

Johnson has already got the backing from friend and fellow co-star Kevin Hart who on the Ellen Show said:

“I’ll give you a serious answer – you know, I give you crap all the time but this is daytime TV… so I’ll keep my real opinion between us, I think the world that we’re living in today, you’re seeing the real effect that genuine people like Dwayne have, and the one thing about him is that he’s very serious when it comes to spreading that love, the laughter and just the upselling of life on a positive level. If he were to put himself in that position he would get my support, wholeheartedly. Unless it comes to my financial dollar, then we’d have to talk.”

Johnson himself even stated that he is “seriously considering it, yes”
The more important question is, if The Rock joins the White House, can we start calling it the White RockThis idea could just blow up in smoke and we could just see Donald Trump add another term to his presidency. Let’s not jinx it.

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Fidelis Olaniran is a journalist for The Common Sense Network. Born in Nigeria, the 19 year old has lived in Ireland, Manchester and Liverpool. He is currently studying Law at Liverpool John Moores University. Fidelis spends his time in the gym, keeping fit, or creating new ventures on his new YouTube Chanel.

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