While it may be a little early to think about the 2020 election, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has some people thinking about "The People's Champion" being "The People's President."
Johnson appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to talk about his upcoming movie "Baywatch," but also spent time talking about a recent interview he did with GQ. In that interview, Johnson spoke on the possibility of him running for President of the United States.
"The story has blown up because it was so wonderfully written," Johnson told Fallon. "The surge and the groundswell since then has really been amazing."
Johnson also talked about a recent poll conducted about how he would fare against current U.S. President Donald Trump. In that poll, Johnson beat Trump in the poll 42 - 37, and also won over 15% of people who voted for Trump last fall. Johnson said he was surprised by the poll results and said it may be due to the citizens relating to Johnson.
"I've really been blown away, it's so flattering," Johnson said. "I think it's because a lot of people want to see a different leadership today - not different, but a better leadership today. I think more poise, less noise. I also think over the years I've become a guy a lot of people relate to. I get up early in the morning at a ridiculous hour and go to work. I spend time with the troops, I take care of my family, I love taking care of people. I think that kind of thing really resonates with people, especially today."
The Rock made light of the situation as part of his monologue when hosting Saturday Night Live this past Saturday. He even picked out a fake running mate: Tom Hanks.