The Rock Talks Some More About His Presidential Aspirations (and GQ)

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, your new favorite dream president, also shares your taste in good magazines.

Last night, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, your friend and mine, was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, ostensibly to talk about Baywatch or literally any other movie coming out soon, because he’s probably in all of them. Only, instead, The Rock spoke to Fallon about something else entirely: His GQ cover story, written by our own Caity Weaver.

Fallon—who graciously flipped through the entire feature for the camera (both Caity and photographer Peggy Sirota get an on-air shoutout, we all look forward to your forthcoming Tonight Show appearances)—also wanted to ask the question that’s been on everyone’s mind since The Rock graced GQ with his presence: How seriously is he thinking about running for President? When Fallon cited a recent poll that suggested Johnson would beat Trump were an election held today, Johnson was flattered but remained coy and diplomatic, but not without making a slight dig at POTUS.

“A lot of people want to see a different leadership today,” Johnson started, before correcting himself. “I’m sorry, not different, but a better leadership today.”

Of course, a real, serious Dwayne Johnson presidential ticket would take a lot of work, but it’s nice to think about. Until that happens, you could start your own campaign to compete in the Rock’s contest to see who does the best recreation of his GQ cover for a chance to win a private screening of Baywatch, completely on him. But hurry: You only have until Sunday, and you’re now competing against everyone who saw The Late Show last night.

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