Former Trump official Mick Mulvaney said Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson could be a serious contender against the former president in 2024.
Mulvaney told Politico the Rock was one of the only real challengers to Trump for the primary nomination if he chooses to run.
Biden supporter… GOP… 🤨
If any Republican is worth their salt they’d tell the Rock to skip.
(🤭 Just made that up.)
Mick Mulvaney: Pro-BLM, Biden Supporter Dwayne Johnson Would Give Trump ‘A Run for His Money’ in GOP Primary https://t.co/yHFQgd4Dcz
— J Ellis (@JamesEl04385349) April 14, 2022
“[Florida Gov. Ron] DeSantis could give him a run for his money. [South Carolina Sen.] Tim Scott can give him a run for his money. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson could give him a run for his money,” Mulvaney told Politico on Tuesday.
“The Fast and Furious” star has hinted at a presidential run before, but his liberal leanings make him an unlikely Republican candidate.
At first I thought it was totally crazy but the more time goes on the more I have come to think that Dwayne Johnson might be a good president. Run against Biden and Trump we need more parties in this country more than two pic.twitter.com/U3oYgjJAwG
— Freedom’s Ring Echoes (@freedomlover002) October 13, 2021
The Rock instead supported President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in 2020. He has also been an outspoken supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The mention by Mulvaney might make for good public relations, but is an unlikely scenario for 2024.