Right now America is staring down the barrel of a minimum of 4 years of fake-tan-coloured pain, with a very good likelihood it will be twice that long – fantasising about who could be doing that job instead of Trump is a pretty reasonable response to this almost comically unrealistic nightmare we’ve found ourselves in.
Would it be crazy to put a man with no political or public service experience in the White House? Maybe, but they sure just fucking did it with Donald Trump didn’t they, so why the fuck shouldn’t it be Dwayne “The “Fucking” Rock” Johnson next.
Admittedly, he wouldn’t be my first pick – if I was racking my brains for an ideal presidential candidate, I probably wouldn’t go straight to actors that have been in the ‘Fast and Furious‘ franchise (even though it rules), but then again two actors from ‘Predator‘ became state governors, so who knows.
Apparently the kerfuffle with Trump has got him thinking about politics, he told Reuters while promoting ‘Moana‘:
“I love my country, I’m extremely patriotic and I also feel, especially now, leadership is so important, great leadership is so important, respected leadership is so important.”
Bit vague, sure, but asked if he’d shoot for president?
“If I felt like I could be an effective leader for us, and surround myself with really high-quality leaders, then sure, I would.”
SOMEONE SURROUND THIS MAN SOME HIGH-QUALITY LEADERS IMMEDIATELY. Just kidding, someone surround this man some high-quality leaders in about three years.
We can’t embed the video because Reuters are bastards (just kidding, if you’re reading this Reuters: you’re good at news or whatever), but you can watch it right here.
Photo: Getty Images / Jesse Grant.