Dwane “The Rock” Johnson used his opening “Saturday Night Live” monologue to announce his bid for a presidential run in the 2020 election, with fellow actor Tom Hanks to serve as his running mate.
Trump and Pence can relax — it’s all a joke.
But, there has been some support for a Johnson presidential candidacy brewing recently, and the actor hasn’t been entirely dismissive of the notion.
“I’ll be honest, I haven’t ruled politics out,” he said, according to Time. “I can’t deny that the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring.”
Clip via NBC
Alec Baldwin, who often portrays President Trump on the series, appeared visibly miffed that he wouldn’t be “The Rock’s” running mate.
But for those who are into identity politics, the duo claimed that a Johnson-Hanks ticket would be the perfect merging of demographics.
“I would get the senior vote because I fought in World War II… in several films,” Hanks submitted.
“I would get the minority vote because everyone just assumes I am what they are,” Johnson put in, before adding a disclaimer.
“This isn’t real. America, before you get too excited, Tom and I are only joking,” Johnson added.
“When it comes to politics we need more poise and less noise,’ Johnson added, in an apparent dig to President Trump. “Americans deserve strong capable leaders who care about this country and care about its people.”
“Dwayne, that kind of sounds like you and me. I guess we gotta’ do it,” Hanks adds as confetti and a giant “Johnson, Hanks 2020” banner drops on the stage and confetti is fired.
Saturday’s season finale of the show marked Johnson’s entry into “SNL’s” “Five Timer’s Club” — his fifth appearance as guest host.
Although it was all in good fun, some people on social media seemed to warm up to the idea.
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@nbcsnl I’d vote for them. Sincerely
— Danica Reaves (@DanicaReaves) May 21, 2017
— Aaron J. (@TheRealAJ_) May 21, 2017
— debra nyberg haza (@djhaza) May 21, 2017
— Theresa Mitchell (@miclogger) May 21, 2017
Speaking of Republicans, one person observed that the politics of the two didn’t really mesh.
— Ricky Giove (@rgiove) May 21, 2017
And another tweep made this observation:
— Lena Eisen (@lena_eisen) May 21, 2017
Yeah, but it could never top the name of a ticket if disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner and former Attorney General Eric Holder were to announce a bid.
@maggieNYT I heard Anthony Weiner is gonna run for president in2020. Eric Holder for his running mate. It’s gonna be the “weiner-holder” ticket!?
— the big W (@sasha1yr) May 19, 2017
Spare us the visuals on that one.
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