Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hinted that he’s considering a 2020 presidential run. In response, President Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, has a message for The Rock: Bring it on, brother!
“I would tell ‘The Rock’ to get ready,” Lara told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. “Strap on the big-boy pants because they are coming after you!”
Lara, who’s married to the president’s son, Eric Trump, was responding to Johnson’s statement this weekend at Comic Con in Los Angeles, where he said: “I think the ‘People’s President’ has a really nice ring to it.”
This isn’t the first time the pro wrestler-turned-action-star has suggested he may run. Johnson, who is a registered Independent, told Vanity Fair in November 2016 that being president “would be a great opportunity to help people.”
Months later, in May 2017, The Rock told GQ that a 2020 presidential run was “a real possibility.”
But Lara Trump, who’s a senior adviser to the Trump for President 2020 campaign, warned Johnson that it’s a lot harder than it looks. “It’s not as easy as it looks,” she said.
Lara said being president (or a presidential candidate) is extremely tough on the candidate and their family because all their opponents come after you. Hard.
“They are coming after your family. We all know that very well. It’s a lot of work. It’s not a joke. This is serious business, and my father-in-law has taken it very seriously – running for the presidency, being the president. It’s a very big deal, so get ready.
The second you get involved in politics. It doesn’t matter what side you’re on. Half the country loves you and half the country hates you. And so I would tell ‘The Rock’ seriously, seriously think about it because he seems to have a great career going and some of his fans might not like that.”
Lara said the Democrats are a mess right now after Hillary Clinton’s disastrous defeat. “The Democrats right now do not look great,” she said. “They seem to be a little bit of a floundering party.”
Meanwhile, Lara is doing well after giving birth to her first baby, son Eric Luke, on September 12. Luke is President Trump’s ninth grandchild.
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