The Rock Gets Presidential in ‘Saturday Night Live’ Instagram Tease

“I’ve heard you, America. 2020,” actor and potential political candidate declares

Last Updated: May 20, 2017 @ 5:05 PM

OK, Dwayne Johnson; we smell what you’re cooking up for tonight’s “Saturday Night Live” season finale.

Hours ahead of the Season 42 finale of the NBC sketch-comedy institution — which Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is hosting — the wrestler-turned-actor hit up his Instagram account to offer a sneak-tease of the episode.

“I’ve heard you, America. 2020. Tune in TONIGHT @ 11:30pm / 8:30pm coast to coast LIVE,” Johnson wrote, accompanied by a photo of Johnson standing behind a podium bearing the message “‘The Rock’ Johnson 2020.”

The post included a number of hashtags, including one reading “#ALilSurprise.”

I’ve heard you, America. 2020. Tune in TONIGHT @ 11:30pm / 8:30pm coast to coast LIVE. #SaturdayNightLive #SeasonFinale #5xHost #ALilSurprise ??”?✊????????????

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The image is a play on Johnson’s possible presidential aspirations, which have become the topic of growing interest in recent days.

In a GQ interview earlier this month, Johnson broached his presidential aspirations.

“A year ago, it started coming up more and more,” Johnson said. “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.’ I didn’t want to be flippant — ‘We’ll have three days off for a weekend! No taxes!'”

He added, “I think that it’s a real possibility.”

Following the interview, a poll conducted by Public Policy Polling indicated that Johnson would lead President Donald Trump 42/37 in a prospective 2020 face-off, given current data.


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