WASHINGTON: It’s no fake news as Donald Trump may assume it to be. WWE legend ‘The Rock’ has revealed his plan to run for President of the US in next elections.
The cult hero – real name Dwayne Johnson – made the shock announcement in an Instagram post yesterday.
He described the idea of attempting to become the most powerful man in the world in 2020 as “very alluring”. The Rock said he wanted to be president as it was “a great opportunity to help people”.
He said: “Interesting piece from The Washington Post on if I ran for POTUS I could actually win.
He added: “I care DEEPLY about our country… and the idea of one day becoming President to create real positive impact and global change is very alluring.
“Buuuuut until that possible day, the most important thing right now is strong honest leadership from our current and future leaders of this country.”
Johnson declined to endorse anyone in the presidential race last year – despite being approached by both campaigns.
He said he didn’t want to sway anyone’s opinion or make people unhappy with his politics.
The Rock, 45, is the highest paid actor in Hollywood and worth a staggering £50m-a-year after releasing blockbuster’s such as The Fate of the Furious.
Donald Trump’s reign as US election is expected to last until at least 2020.