Chris Jericho gives praise to Rocky.
During the summer of 2017, rumors began to make the rounds that former multi-time WWE World Champion and world-renowed actor and producer Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was going to run for President Of The United States in 2020. Those rumors ran hot until earlier this year when Johnson shut down the talks and stated that his life is a blur as it is with all of the projects that he is involved in and attempting to run a Presidential campaign is not ideal at the moment.
Prior to Dwayne Johnson doing that interview and putting an end to the talks of him running for President, politicians and his peers gave their takes on what the United States would be like with The Rock as the President and if he had a true shot at winning and during an interview on Larry King Now, Chris Jericho shared his thoughts on the topic. Jericho did this interview with Larry King in 2017 but the full interview was released last week. Jericho stated confidently that The Rock could win a Presidential election and explained why:
“We live in a world now - I call it the era of the celebrity President. Started with Obama a litte bit - now with Trump, no previous experience, knows how to work a camera, knows how to charamastic, that’s what you need to be the President now." Jericho continued, "We’ve already established [that] you don’t have to be a Governer, you don’t even have to be Senator.” Jericho continued, “I agree [with Larry King that failed Presidents do exists], but in retrospect he still got in. So if you’ve got a guy like The Rock, who comes on with super [charisma], he’s a big guy, he commands… he has a presence about him. He could win. He could win.”
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