Michael Moore wants 'The Rock' to run for president because nothing matters anymore

Say what you will about Donald Trump: he's an inspiration to Americans who want to run for public office with absolutely no qualifying experience.

In an interview with Variety on Monday, activist and filmmaker Michael Moore suggested that Democrats should consider running a celebrity for office in 2020. A the top of Moore's list? Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

"Run the Rock! Run the Rock. Who do you want for commander-in-chief? I want the fucking Rock! It would scare anybody that would hurt us," Moore told Variety. "Think about how safe we would be if the Rock was president."

Nevermind that the Rock is a registered Republican who appeared at the 2000 Republican National Convention to boost voter registration. Or that he has no political experience and few known political views.

He is very famous and people like him and sadly, that appears to be all that matters when winning elections.

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The Rock at the 1999 Emmy Awards held in Los Angeles, CA 9/13/99 Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images
370782 03: World Wrestling Federation's Wrestler Rock Poses June 12, 2000 In Los Angeles, Ca. (Photo By Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: World Wrestling Federation wrestler 'The Rock' arrives at the Democratic National Convention in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, 16 August, 2000. The convention is on its third day. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 2: House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R) and The Rock, World Wrestling Federation Champion, call the delegation to their seats at the 2000 Republican National Convention at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, PA, 02 August, 2000. The Republican Party will confer its official blessing on GOP candidate George W. Bush's bid for the White House later 02 August, 2000. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) (Photo credit should read STEVE JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rock at MTV Video Music Awards 2000 held at Radio City Music Hall September 7, 2000 Photo byNick Elgar/ImageDirect
390026 24: Actor and professional wrestler 'The Rock' arrives at the 2001 MTV Movie Awards June 2, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 1899 -- Pictured: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson during an interview with host Jay Leno on August 23, 2000 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Sean P. Diddy Combs (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
395220 14: Actor Dwayne Johnson, aka 'The Rock' performs a scene from 'The Mummy Returns.' The blockbuster movie was released on DVD and home video on October 2, 2001. (Photo by Keith Hamshere/Universal Studios via Getty Images)
403707 02: Professional wrestler Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson poses at the unveiling of his wax portrait at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum April 10, 2002 in New York City. The museum creates life-size, three-dimensional wax sculptures of celebrities and historical figures around the world. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Verne Troyer and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson during Nickelodeon's 15th Annual Kids Choice Awards - Backstage at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
LONDON- APRIL 22 : Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson at a photocall to promote his upcoming film 'The Scorpion King' at the Dorchester Hotel on April 22, 2002 in London. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Dwayne The Rock Johnson during Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2003 - Arrivals at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson & wife Dany during World Premiere of 'The Rundown' at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Action Hero of the Year, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
BURBANK, CA - MARCH 11: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson appears on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' at the NBC Studios on March 11, 2004 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (Photo by Djamilla Rosa Cochran/WireImage)
Johnny Knoxville and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson during 39th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards - Backstage and Audience at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Ron Wolfson/WireImage for Bragman Nyman Cafarelli)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 5: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends the Virgin Cola/MTV Movie Awards after party at the Fame @ XES Club on June 5, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 04: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson arrives to the 2005 MTV Movie Awards at the Shrine Auditorium June 4, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. The 14th annual award show will premiere on MTV Thursday, June 9 at 9:00PM (ET/PT). (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JULY 13: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (L) and Serena Williams present the award for Best Male Athleteonstage at the 13th Annual ESPY Awards at the Kodak Theatre on July 13, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson during 36th Annual Comic-Con International - Day Four at San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, United States. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, host during 2005 Taurus World Stunt Awards - Show at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Dwayne Johnson a.k.a. The Rock during Dwayne The Rock Johnson Appears Outside The Late Show with David Letterman - October 19, 2005 at Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/FilmMagic)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, presenter during The 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards - Show at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by M. Phillips/WireImage for The Lippin Group)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Sarah Michelle Gellar (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)
Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Simone Alexander Johnson (Photo by John Parra/WireImage)
Dwayne The Rock Johnson during 2006 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (Photo by E. Charbonneau/WireImage for Sony Pictures-Los Angeles)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson during Joel Madden, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Xzibit Visits MTV's 'TRL' - September 14, 2006 at MTV Studios in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Carley Margolis/FilmMagic)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson during 2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards - Press Conference at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by M. Phillips/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 17: (U.S. TABS OUT) Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson appears onstage during MTV's Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios on September 17, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 3442 -- Pictured: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson during an interview on September 24, 2007 (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Actor Dwayne The Rock Johnson poses in the press room during the 80th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on February 24, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson -- Air Date 06/18/2008 -- Episode 3577 -- Pictured: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson during an interview on June 18, 2008 -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank
CORAL GABLES, FL - DECEMBER 17: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson delivers the commencement speech at the University of Miami at Bank United Center on December 17, 2009 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/WireImage)
Actors Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson attend Spike TV's 4th Annual Guys Choice Awards held at Sony Studios on June 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 06: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson arrives at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards Arrivals at Gibson Amphitheatre on June 6, 2010 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Wrestler Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends the WrestleMania XXVII press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square on March 30, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 03: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson during WrestleMania XXVII at Georgia Dome on April 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 03: Actor/wrestler Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends 'WrestleMania 27' at the Georgia World Congress Center on April 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 04: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is sighted on the set of 'Pain And Gain' on April 4, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Uri Schanker/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 23: Actor Dwayne Johnson, recipient of the Action Star of the Decade Award, arrives at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation event at Caesars Palace during the opening night of CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners on April 23, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - 'The Rock' Dwayne Johnson visits GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 3/27/13, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)DWAYNE JOHNSON
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends the WrestleMania 29 Press Conference at Radio City Music Hall on April 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 24: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends CinemaCon 2014 Off and Running: Opening Night Studio Presentation from Paramount Pictures at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon 2014 on March 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends the Paramount Studios presentation during Comic-Con International 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson speaks onstage during the 2014 ESPYS at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2014 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/KCSports2014/Getty Images For Nickelodeon)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends the Paramount Studios presentation during Comic-Con International 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 13: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends the Christmas in Washington 2014 Children's Hospital visit at Children's National Medical Center on December 13, 2014 in Washington, DC. 25248_003_0019.JPG (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 26: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson arrives at the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'San Andreas' at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 26, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson speaks onstage during 'The Next Intersection For Hollywood with William Morris Endeavor's Ari Emanuel, Patrick Whitesell and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson' at the Fast Company Innovation Festival on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Fast Company)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: 73rd ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Simone Alexandra Johnson arrive to the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016. (Photo by Alberto Rodriguez/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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"I'll be honest, I haven't ruled politics out. I'm not being coy when I say that, but at the moment I am not sure," Johnson told GQ last June. "I can't deny that the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring. And beyond that, it would be an opportunity to make a real impact on people's lives on a global scale. But there are a lot of other things I want to do first."

Moore further encouraged Democrats to run celebrities, including Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey.

"Why we don't run someone who's beloved by the American people?" Moore said. "People love Hollywood."

It's not a bad idea — just a profoundly depressing one.

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Today I went & stood in front of Trump Tower & held a sign until the police came. Then I went home & wrote Donald a letter. Here it is:

Dear Donald Trump:

You may remember (you do, after all, have a "perfect memory!"), that we met back in November of 1998 in the green room of a talk show where we were both scheduled to appear one afternoon. But just before going on, I was pulled aside by a producer from the show who said that you were "nervous" about being on the set with me. She said you didn't want to be "ripped apart" and you wanted to be reassured I wouldn't "go after you."

"Does he think I'm going to tackle him and put him in a choke hold?" I asked, bewildered.

"No," the producer replied, "he just seems all jittery about you."

"Huh. I've never met the guy. There's no reason for him to be scared," I said. "I really don't know much about him other than he seems to like his name on stuff. I'll talk to him if you want me to."

And so, as you may remember, I did. I went up and introduced myself to you. "The producer says you're worried I might say or do something to you during the show. Hey, no offense, but I barely know who you are. I'm from Michigan. Please don't worry -- we're gonna get along just fine!"

You seemed relieved, then leaned in and said to me, "I just didn't want any trouble out there and I just wanted to make sure that, you know, you and I got along. That you weren't going to pick on me for something ridiculous."

"Pick on" you? I thought, where are we, in 3rd grade? I was struck by how you, a self-described tough guy from Queens, seemed like such a fraidey-cat.

You and I went on to do the show. Nothing untoward happened between us. I didn't pull on your hair, didn't put gum on your seat. "What a wuss," was all I remember thinking as I left the set.

And now, here we are in 2015 and, like many other angry white guys, you are frightened by a bogeyman who is out to get you. That bogeyman, in your mind, are all Muslims. Not just the ones who have killed, but ALL MUSLIMS.

Fortunately, Donald, you and your supporters no longer look like what America actually is today. We are not a country of angry white guys. Here's a statistic that is going to make your hair spin: Eighty-one percent of the electorate who will pick the president next year are either female, people of color, or young people between the ages of 18 and 35. In other words, not you. And not the people who want you leading their country.

So, in desperation and insanity, you call for a ban on all Muslims entering this country. I was raised to believe that we are all each other's brother and sister, regardless of race, creed or color. That means if you want to ban Muslims, you are first going to have to ban me. And everyone else.

We are all Muslim.

Just as we are all Mexican, we are all Catholic and Jewish and white and black and every shade in between. We are all children of God (or nature or whatever you believe in), part of the human family, and nothing you say or do can change that fact one iota. If you don't like living by these American rules, then you need to go to the time-out room in any one of your Towers, sit there, and think about what you've said.

And then leave the rest of us alone so we can elect a real president who is both compassionate and strong -- at least strong enough not to be all whiny and scared of some guy in a ballcap from Michigan sitting next to him on a talk show couch. You're not so tough, Donny, and I'm glad I got to see the real you up close and personal all those years ago.

We are all Muslim. Deal with it.

All my best,
Michael Moore

P.S. I'm asking everyone who reads this letter to go here (http://michaelmoore.com/weareallmuslim), and sign the following statement: "WE ARE ALL MUSLIM" -- and then post a photo of yourself holding a homemade sign saying "WE ARE ALL MUSLIM" on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using the hashtag ‪#‎WeAreAllMuslim‬. I will post all the photos on my site and send them to you, Mr. Trump. Feel free to join us.

P.P.S. - To sign my statement for #WeAreAllMuslim, go here on my website: http://michaelmoore.com/weareallmuslim

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Michael Moore arrives at the British Book Awards at Le Meridien Grosvenor House in Park Lane, London. The 14th annual high-profile literary awards ceremony recognises bestsellers rather than critics' favourites.
Film maker Michael Moore poses with the Palme d'Or at the Palais de Festival during the 57th Cannes Film Festival in France. The top prize was awarded to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, a scathing indictment of White House actions after the September 11 terror attacks. It is the first documentary to win Cannes' prestigious prize since Jacques Cousteau's The Silent World in 1956.
Michael Moore arrives for the premiere of the new film 'Aviator' at the Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Directed by Martin Scorcese, the film tells the story of avition pioneer Howard Hughes.
AP OUT Michael Moore attends a photo call for his new film Sicko, at the Palais de Festival during the 60th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.
AP OUT Michael Moore attends a photo call for his new film Sicko, at the Palais de Festival during the 60th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.
Michael Moore during a photocall for his new film, Sicko, at the Palais De Festival, during the 60th International Cannes Film Festival in France. Picture date Saturday May 19, 2007. Photo by Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Writer/director Michael Moore attends the 'Captain Mike Across America' press conference during the Toronto International Film Festival 2007 held at the Sutton Place Hotel.
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