WWE wrestler and movie star Dwayne Johnson has told why he won’t be running for US president in 2020 – because his latest co-star would “completely sabotage the campaign” .
Rumours have long been circulating that Johnson, better known as “The Rock” might make a bid to become the world’s most powerful man.
The Fast and Furious star even hinted at a slogan and actually had better polling numbers than Donald Trump.
But the 45-year-old has now revealed a move into politics is unlikely – and it’s all down to comedian Kevin Hart.
Appearing on The Graham Norton Show with Hart, Johnson said: “Here’s the problem. It’s been very flattering that there’s been this really interesting uptick in public opinion wanting that to happen, but the problem is this guy to my right would completely sabotage the campaign.”
Hart, Johnson’s co-star in the upcoming film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, agreed, quipping: “One hundred per cent.
“I will take you down. I don’t want it to happen because it would make you that much better than me, and I just don’t want that to happen.”
Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain was also on the chat show.
When Norton pressed her on whether she would be a “cheerleader” for Johnson, she said she would, adding: “Have you seen his Instagram?”
Rumors of a Johnson presidential kicked off after the actor told GQ magazine that he thinks a campaign is “a real possibility” in June.
In July bookies dramatically slashed the odds on Dwayne Johnson becoming US President after a superfan created a campaign to draft the actor as a 2020 candidate.
Kenton Tilford, 26, from West Virginia, formally launched the “Run The Rock 2020” with the Federal Election Committee.
Then, in October Johnson continued to fan the flames of speculation when he said: “I think ‘The People’s President’ has a really nice ring to that. I’ll just say that.”
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