Dwayne Johnson hosted the season finale of Saturday Night Live on Saturday and announced that he’s running for president in 2020.
During his monologue, he was accompanied onstage by Alec Baldwin, who just finished playing President Donald Trump in the show’s opening. The actor who has hosted SNL many times welcomed Johnson into the Five Timers Club with one of the famous smoking jackets.
“A lot of people have been telling me lately that I should run for President of the United States,” The Rock said. “And I gotta tell you, it’s very flattering but tonight, I wanna put this for rest and just say once and for all—I’m in.”
“Starting tonight, I am running for the President of the United States,” he said. “Yeah.”
“And I’ve gotta tell you, I’ve already chosen my running mate,” the Central Intelligence star said on SNL. “He’s also in the five-timers club. And like me, he is very well-liked. He’s charming, universally adored by pretty much every human alive.”
“Dwayne, I would be honored to-” Baldwin began, before the actor cut him off and welcomed, “Mr. Tom Hanks, ladies and gentlemen!”
The Oscar winning actor then appeared onstage.
“Dwayne, I could not possibly turn this down! I’ll do it! I’m in! Let’s go!” he said, as they held and raised their hands.
“I will be in the cabinet because all three of us are equally beloved, not a single black mark on any of our public personas,” Baldwin teased.
“In the past, I never would have considered running for president. I didn’t think I was qualified at all,” the San Andreas actor said. “But now I’m actually worried I’m too qualified.”
“The truth is, America needs us,” Hanks shared. “No one can seem to agree on anything anymore except for two things.”
“Pizza and us!” Johnson added.
Hanks then explained how most of America feels about him.
“I mean, I have been in two movies where a plane crashes and people are still excited to see me on their flight,” the Sully star said.
The 60-year-old actor told Johnson they would get “100 percent of the vote,” and that he would get the senior vote because he “fought in World War II in like 10 different movies.”
“And I, of course would get the minority vote because everyone just assumes that I’m, well, whatever they are,” the Baywatch star declared.
Hanks said they would be able to handle any crisis, even war, then gave a pretend inspirational speech.
“When it comes to politics, we need more poise and less noise,” Johnson explained, echoing what he said on The Tonight Show. “Americans deserve strong, capable leaders, leaders who care about this country and care about its people.”
“Uh, Dwayne, that kind sounds like you and me,” Hanks added. “I guess we gotta do it!”
Johnson revealed that he did not rule out the idea of a presidential run during a recent interview with GQ.
“I think that it’s a real possibility,” The Rock said. “A year ago, it started coming up more and more. There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think ‘Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful.’”
According to News.com.au, the 45-year-old actor didn’t endorse either candidate in 2016 presidential election, despite appeals from both parties, but he confessed that he does not agree with President Trump’s immigration ban.
“I completely disagree with it. I believe in our national security to the core, but I don’t believe in a ‘ban’ that bans immigrants. I believe in inclusion,” he said.
“Our country was built on that, and it continues to be made strong by that. And the decision felt like a snap judgment. I feel like the majority of, if not all, Americans feel that protection is of huge importance.”