Is Chris Rock headed to the White House?

Chris Rock/Facebook
Chris Rock/Facebook

Chris Rock announces that he’s running for president, via Twitter.

“I’m going to run in 2020 wish me luck,” he wrote alongside a meme featuring himself with the tagline, “The only thing white is this house,” referring to his 2003 film, Head of State.

As you may recall, in the comedy flick, when a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (recently dumped) is unexpectedly picked up as his replacement, after drawing attention from party advisors following a heroic act to save a woman and her cat from a burning building. Four years later, he would become Commander-in-Chief. Though we don’t anticipate the same sequence of events, the comedian seems determined to make a run for the White House, come hell or high water.

Before we knew it, followers were throwing out possible running mates, including Michelle Obama and fellow actor, Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson. “Will you be running with @MichelleObama? You two will have my vote,” wrote one user. “Have @TheRock as ur running mate. Rock/Rock 2020,” penned another enthusiastic fan.

Though we’re unsure whether Rock was simply trying to create some buzz around his recent “Saturday Night Live” takeover alongside Dave Chapelle or genuine in his claims, he certainly isn’t the first Hollywood name to make his bid for the 2020 presidential election.

While accepting The Vanguard Award at this year’s past MTV Video Music Awards, controversial rapper Kanye West announced his bid. “I don’t know what I stand to lose after this, it don’t matter though, because it ain’t about me, it’s about new ideas, bro, new ideas,” said West. “People with ideas, people who believe in truth — And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president,” he concluded.

What are your thoughts on a Rock, West, Rock 2020 ballot? Sound off in the comment section below.

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