Dwayne Johnson SNL monologue running for president

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Dwayne Johnson announces candidacy on ‘SNL,’ and his running mate is the perfect choice

‘America needs us.’


Josh Katzowitz


Published May 21, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 1:44 pm CDT

We might not know much of anything about Dwayne Johnson’s politics, but we do know people at this moment would prefer the Rock to Donald Trump as president.

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That’s good enough for Johnson, who hosted the season finale of Saturday Night Live, received his Five-Timers Club jacket, and announced his candidacy for 2020. Turns out he and his running mate have impeccable credentials.

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Johnson and Tom Hanks in 2020? Hey, stranger things have happened.

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*First Published: May 21, 2017, 8:43 am CDT