Thursday, May 18, 2017

No joke: 'The Rock' could beat Trump in 2020

Actor Dwayne Johnson could "rock" the White House.

THIS IS no joke: If Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson were to run against Donald Trump in 2020, the Samoan/American actor would beat him. It wouldn't even be close, according to a new national poll released earlier this week.

The survey by Public Policy Polling says that Johnson would lead Trump 42/37 in a possible contest. In so doing, the actor would win over 15 percent of the people who voted for Trump in 2016.


To put this in the proper perspective, just about anybody who ran against Trump would beat him in the hypothetical 2020 elections,

Trump also trailed another number of hypothetical contests, including races against Joe Biden (54/40 deficit), Bernie Sanders (52/39 deficit), Elizabeth Warren (49/39), Al Franken (46/38) and Cory Booker (46/39).

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It's all speculation, of course> The big question is if Trump could remain in office until 2020. Considering the events of the past week: sharing classified info with the Russians, asking FBI director to close the investigation of Michael Flynn's association with the Russians, fireing FBI director Michael Comey, etc. it is entirely possible, Trump would not be the GOP flag bearer three and a half years from now.

Johnson, who stars on his own TV series Ballers, and whose latest movie, a revival of the 1980s TV series Baywatch, will be released May 25, has been mentioned as a possible political candidate and he has expressed an interest in running for office someday. Articles in several publications did nothing but spur the possibility that the action star would be a viable candidate for whatever office he decided to run for. The latest is a longish article in Gentleman's Quarterly magazine about his presidential aspirations.

The former professional wrestler and football player has never held an elected office but he's wildly popular, having been picked as the "Sexiest Many Alive" by People magazine this year and the highest paid actor in the world by industry magazines.

He has been cagey about his political views. Both the Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns tried to get his endorsement last fall though neither were successful. Though he's a registered Republican. he did attend the Democratic National Convention last summer and has expressed his opposition to Trump's proposed Muslim bans.

We will know how serious The Rock's political ambitions are if and when Donald Trump begins attacking him on Twitter.
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