Having delivered a film about Donald Trump titled “Michael Moore in TrumpLand” last year, Michael Moore is now about to bring his new show to Broadway theater. His new solo play “The Terms of My Surrender” will debut on Broadway this summer. Not only did the documentary filmmaker talk about the current president of the United States, but he also mentioned that he would actually like to see Dwayne The Rock Johnson run for this position in 2022.
According to Variety, Moore admits that it’s too early to answer the question “who should run for president in 2022?” but nonetheless, he explained his point of view regarding the political scene. “One things the Democrats didn’t understands is that Trump is a beloved TV star. I’ve had this question now for almost 20 years — Why don’t the Democrats run Tom Hanks? Why doesn’t Oprah run? Why don’t we run someone that’s beloved by the American people? Democrats always shy away from Hollywood, and I always say to them, “Really? Because out where I live, people love Hollywood! They love the movies. They love stars,” Moore said.
“The Republicans run Reagan, they run Schwarzenegger. Gopher from “The Love Boat” was elected to Congress in Iowa. They run Sonny Bono. Why don’t the Democrats run somebody that people love?” he added.
When asked about the idea of the former wrestler running for president, he said that he loved it. “Run The Rock! Run The Rock!” he answered. The way he sees it, with Johnson as a president, everyone would feel safe. “It would scare anybody that would hurt us. Think about how safe we would be if the Rock was president. Not Vin Diesel! The Rock. Or Liam Neeson, but Liam Neeson can’t run because our Constitution says you have to be born here. So who’s the American Liam Neeson that we could run?” Moore explained.
Finally, in this interview with Variety, he also answered the question about his claim that Trump would be impeached in not so distant future. He said that he first said it as a joke, but there may be more than just a joke in his words, as he also added: “I was sort of joking last week when I said Trump will be impeached halfway through his second term, but unless we get busy and start running people who can win elections, that’s how long it’s gonna be.”