Michael Moore calls for The Rock to run for president
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Michael Moore is rooting on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to run for president in 2020.

“Run the Rock! Run the Rock. Who do you want for commander in chief? I want the f--king Rock! It would scare anybody that would hurt us,” the filmmaker and outspoken critic of President Trump told Variety in an interview published this week.

“Think about how safe we would be if the Rock was president,” Moore continued. “Not Vin Diesel! The Rock. Or Liam Neeson, but Liam Neeson can’t run because our Constitution says you have to be born here. So who’s the American Liam Neeson that we could run? Because nobody would f--k with him.”

The “Fate of the Furious” star has long flirted with a move to politics.


“I’ll be honest, I haven’t ruled politics out,” Johnson told British GQ last year. “I’m not being coy when I say that, but at the moment I am not sure. I can’t deny the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring.”  

He said in an interview with USA Today just days after last year’s presidential election that running for office would “be a great opportunity to help people, so it’s possible. This past election shows that anything can happen.”

The 45-year-old actor is reportedly registered as a Republican. He encouraged voter registration during a speech at the 2000 Republican National Convention — and also appeared at the Democratic National Convention that same year.  

Moore isn’t the only voice giving Johnson a boost — the cover of the May 15 issue of National Review features a smiling image of the former World Wrestling Entertainment champ, with a headline dubbing him “The Celebrity We Need.”