NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ host, Chuck Todd made some predictions about which celebrities could potentially run for political office in the near future.
Todd named wrestling champion-turned-high profile actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a potential contender, while also listing sports stars Peyton Manning and LeBron James as viable candidates, as well.
“I think LeBron James would make a pretty good politician,” Todd said in an interview on Tuesday.
James, a Cleveland Cavaliers basketball star, is an avid fan of former President Obama.
Last month, the NBA champion said the following about Obama in a video: “To people that got dreams about wanting to become the president of the United States or the first lady or, you know, being in office…, when people say that you can’t do something, you guys have set the standard on you can.”
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Former Colts and Broncos quarterback, Manning was also specifically highlighted by Todd as a future political magnate.
Manning attended a GOP retreat in Philadelphia last weekend and once donated to failed presidential candidate, Jeb Bush. “I think Peyton Manning is very good at it,” Todd claimed about Manning’s potential.
Finally, Todd bestowed heavy praise on the 44-year-old Furious 7 actor, Dwayne Johnson. According to Todd, Johnson “sort of straddles athletics and entertainment,” and “has that connection with people and, at the same time, seems savvy enough to manage the chaos that comes with politics.”
Johnson himself once provoked some thought about his potentially running for the White House in 2020 against Trump.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Johnson said, “I wouldn’t rule it out… It would be a great opportunity to help people, so it’s possible. This past election shows that anything can happen.”
H/T: The Hill
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