The Rock announces 2020 political bid on SNL with Tom Hanks as running mate … truth in fiction?

Dwane “The Rock” Johnson used his opening “Saturday Night Live” monologue to announce his bid for a presidential run in the 2020 election, with fellow actor Tom Hanks to serve as his running mate.

Trump and Pence can relax — it’s all a joke.

But, there has been some support for a Johnson presidential candidacy brewing recently, and the actor hasn’t been entirely dismissive of the notion.

“I’ll be honest, I haven’t ruled politics out,” he said, according to Time. “I can’t deny that the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring.”

Clip via NBC

Alec Baldwin, who often portrays President Trump on the series, appeared visibly miffed that he wouldn’t be “The Rock’s” running mate.

But for those who are into identity politics, the duo claimed that a Johnson-Hanks ticket would be the perfect merging of demographics.

“I would get the senior vote because I fought in World War II… in several films,” Hanks submitted.

“I would get the minority vote because everyone just assumes I am what they are,” Johnson put in, before adding a disclaimer.

“This isn’t real. America, before you get too excited, Tom and I are only joking,” Johnson added.

“When it comes to politics we need more poise and less noise,’ Johnson added, in an apparent dig to President Trump. “Americans deserve strong capable leaders who care about this country and care about its people.”

“Dwayne, that kind of sounds like you and me. I guess we gotta’ do it,” Hanks adds as confetti and a giant “Johnson, Hanks 2020” banner drops on the stage and confetti is fired.

Saturday’s season finale of the show marked Johnson’s entry into “SNL’s” “Five Timer’s Club” — his fifth appearance as guest host.

Although it was all in good fun, some people on social media seemed to warm up to the idea.

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Speaking of Republicans, one person observed that the politics of the two didn’t really mesh.

And another tweep made this observation:

Yeah, but it could never top the name of a ticket if disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner and former Attorney General Eric Holder were to announce a bid.

Spare us the visuals on that one.


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