Dwayne Johnson as the U.S. president is still a possibility as The Rock has kept the option open for the next presidential election. Everybody is talking about the wrestler-turned-actor having the ability to beat U.S. President Donald Trump because of a recent poll. According to the poll, Johnson would beat Trump in popular votes if the election was held in the present day. Now, the Baywatch actor has talked about the possibility of a presidential run on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Dwayne Johnson believes the American people are looking for better leadership at the moment. The comment comes after the actor said he would consider running for president in 2020. The comment could draw a direct reference to Donald Trump’s leadership as the president of the country. The Rock was commenting on the recent poll that put him ahead of Trump. While he said he was “blown away” by the “flattering” poll result, he did not miss the opportunity to offer an indirect take on Trump’s leadership.
According to The Hollywood Reporter,Johnson said, “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,” The Rock added, “More poise, less noise.”
The actor said he was quite surprised by the attention he got since his comment about running for president. He also tried to analyze why the American people would like to see him as their leader. He believes people can identify with his simple lifestyle. According to him, people can really relate to a person with a sense of responsibility, “especially today.”
“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.
According to the Public Policy Polling study, just 40 percent of voters approve of the kind of job Donald Trump is doing as a president. On the contrary, 54 percent of voters disapprove of his presidential activities.
There is a huge support in favor of Donald Trump’s impeachment. For the first time, 48 percent of voters are in favor of a Trump impeachment.
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Just 43 percent voters believe Trump is going to complete his full term, while 45 percent believe he is not going to complete it. There is a huge number of voters who are having “buyer’s remorse” about Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election. Many of them wish Hillary Clinton won the election instead of her Republican opponent.
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The “buyer’s remorse” might be what Dwayne Johnson was talking about on Jimmy Fallon’s show. It appears that he agrees with all those people who disapprove of Trump’s leadership. And that may be the reason why he does not want to rule out the possibility of running for president. If his country needs him to serve as the leader, he may just decide to put the step forward. When he was asked about the possibility, he kept his options open.
“Three-and-a-half years is a long ways away, so we’ll see.”
Dwayne Johnson for president remains a legitimate possibility in a country that elected a business magnate and reality TV personality with zero political background as its commander-in-chief.
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