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'The Rock' Announces Tom Hanks as 2020 Running Mate During SNL Finale

TVLine logo TVLine 5/21/2017 Ryan Schwartz
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Vice President David S. Pumpkins has a nice ring to it, no?

This weekend’s Saturday Night Live season finale inducted Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson into the Five Timers’ Club — and the host used the occasion to “officially announce” his 2020 presidential bid. As for his choice in running mate? None other than Tom Hanks.

Hanks then joined Johnson and fellow club member Alec Baldwin on stage to graciously accept his offer.

“I can… not possibly turn this down. I’ll do it,” Hanks said enthusiastically. “I’m in! Let’s go!”

Johnson then explained his decision to run for the highest office in the land.

“Now, in the past, I would have never considered running for president,” he began. “I didn’t think I was qualified at all, but now I’m actually worried that I’m too qualified.”

“The truth is [that] America needs us,” Hanks said.  “No one can seem to agree on anything anymore, except for two things,” to which Johnson interrupted to clarify that those two things are “pizza and us.”

“I mean, I have been in two movies where the plane crashes, and people are still excited to see me on their flight,” Hanks continued. “Together, we would get one hundred percent of the vote. I would get the senior vote because I fought in World War II… in like, ten different movies.”

“And of course, I would get the minority vote, because everyone just assumes that I’m, well, whatever they are,” Johnson said.

Could you get behind a Johnson/Hanks 2020 ticket? (Check back shortly for complete video.)

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