It was revealed by UK bookmakers that the WWE legend and actor is gaining a lot of support for a potential run for president even though he's not a candidate this time.
The United States has seen Presidents come from every corner of the professional spectrum. From lawyers to businessmen to Hollywood actors, the White House has been inhabited by a diverse group of people all swearing to take America forward and to great heights. For the upcoming 2020 November elections, we have President Trump defending his position against former Vice President and Democrat primary Joe Biden.
In a surprising note, UK bookmakers found that behind these two lies Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in the list of people who have the most public support for a chance at being President, Newsweek reported. The action star is not going to run in the 2020 election but if he were, he would have a major shot at winning due to his enormous fanbase and influence. In all his movies, he has embodied the spirit of American culture and has been a strong mascot for the nation across various roles. Johnson has over 190 million Instagram followers and that's a huge portal for him to reach out to people.
Yo @TheRock if you ever decide to run for president ,you got my vote!!— Hydro_76 (@hydro__76) July 23, 2020
Just last month, the WWE legend posted a passionate plea to the White House and the Trump administration. Following the murder of George Floyd, there have been many demonstrations on the streets of various American cities and the country is in a very tense place in its illustrious history. There have always been riots and looting amidst the peaceful protests and many are concerned that President Trump has not given them the reassurance that things will be better.
"Our country is crippled and on its knees, begging to be heard and pleading for change. Where is our compassionate leader? The leader who unifies and inspires our country at our most painful time when we need it the most. The leader who steps up and takes full accountability for our country and embraces every color in it. The leader who picks our country up off its knees and says you have my word - we got this - and together, the change will happen. Where are you? Because we're all here. Maybe one day that galvanizing leader will emerge. Either way, the process to change has already begun." Johnson said. "But when a man is handcuffed, on the ground, no longer a threat, with your brothers in arms standing around watching and he struggles to say, 'please I can't breathe' when your knee is on his neck.., not his back, but his neck—cutting off his air. Cop code must become a moral code. Ethics code. HUMANITY code," he added.
His words almost feel like a President addressing the nation. The actor has also talked about running as a candidate before. "I'm not ruling out the idea if I could make a bigger impact somehow, or potentially surround myself with good people," he had told Rolling Stone in 2018.
According to UK bookmakers which gauges the betting market, Johnson is "priced at +40000, which suggests there's only a 0.2 percent chance the WWE star will win the 2020 Election." This doesn't sound like a lot but let us remember that he hasn't even launched an official campaign to run for president or even made a formal announcement yet. The next few months are surely going to be interesting as we determine who has the better chance of being elected President come November.
Hell yeah but on a real note Dwayne Johnson for our next president sounds about right.— Brandi Clinger (@BrandiClinger) July 23, 2020
Dwayne Johnson for president. Lebron for VP— Dillon Flack (@DillonFlack1010) July 16, 2020