Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said that running for president is a “real possibility.” In May, a Public Policy Polling poll looking at a hypothetical election had Johnson at 42% support over Trump’s 37%.
We talked to someone who knows the former wrestler better than many: Chris Jericho. The WWE legend and lead singer of the heavy metal band Fozzy is on the road promoting his new book “No Is a Four Letter Word: How I Failed Spelling But Succeeded in Life.” Jericho stopped by Business Insider and we asked him if he thinks his former ring rival has a real shot at winning the White House. Following is a full transcript of the video.
Everything the guy does turns to gold ’cause he’s got the work ethic to make it happen. I think The Rock, if you look at how he’s built his career, much like Schwarzenegger when he became the Governor of California. When you work to a certain level, how much bigger can you get? How much more can you do?
We’ve entered an era now, having Trump in the office, whether you agree or don’t agree, he got in because of his celebrity. That’s exactly why. He knew how to play a camera. He knew how to
deliver lines. He knew how to be charismatic enough to get people on his side, and that’s what politics is. You know, even Obama. As long as you have some money behind you and can deliver lines charismatically, I think Rocky has a chance to really get in there and take over if he wants to do it.
We’ve seen that a celebrity can basically come in and make it just on their name and charisma alone. which is kind of scary to me.
The Rock is great. He’s one of my favourite rivals. One of the best guys I’ve been in the ring with for chemistry. When he was in the business and the top guy on the microphone, I don’t think too many people could touch him, but I could.
I’ll be the Vice President! I am gonna be the first undisputed Prime President of North America. I am gonna be the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of America at the same time, and it’s called the Prime President. Prime President Jericho.
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