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Dwayne Johnson Picked Tom Hanks as a Presidential Running Mate on ‘SNL’

Dwayne Johnson Picked Tom Hanks as a Presidential Running Mate on ‘SNL’

With our current president having made a name for himself completely outside of politics before running for office, there has been a lot of talk lately about what other celebrities we might like to see in the White House, and much of it has centered on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. It’s easy to see why: he’s strong, likable, can work an insanely difficult schedule (as when he was still in both WWE and movies), has appeared at both Republican and Democratic conventions, never takes divisive political stands, and looks like he could maybe defeat all our enemies by punching them in the face.

And since the Rock will probably never die, this may be a silly question, but: who could possibly be the running mate for such a man? Saturday Night Live answered the question, from their pool of five-timer hosts.

So far, there’s nothing in that platform that anyone can argue much with, except maybe pizza-haters. The downside is that if the Johnson/Hanks ticket actually did run, they’d have to take more difficult stands at some point, and risk alienating half their fans. For the sake of viewers who thought Alec Baldwin‘s portrayal of Donald Trump as an obnoxious bully was hypocritical, there was even a shot thrown the actor’s way tonight.

But judging by the surprise ending of another sketch later in the evening, Hanks knows a thing or two about giving the people what they want (wait for it, and watch all the way through):

Any questions? Let us know if you’d vote Johnson/Hanks 2020 in comments below.

Image: NBC

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