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Jimmy Kimmel wistfully previews this 2020 Trump presidential smackdown: The Donald vs. The Rock

In an actual new PPP poll, movie star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson would beat President Trump in the 2020 election, 42 percent to 37 percent, Jimmy Kimmel pointed out on Wednesday's Kimmel Live. "You know polls are never wrong," he added dryly, "though I think an actual rock might beat Donald Trump at this point." Johnson told GQ last week that he might actually run, too. Kimmel warmed up to the idea: "It would be funny if in the future, when kids learn about President Johnson, they ask: 'You mean Lyndon, Andrew, or The Rock?' But what a race that would be: The Donald vs. The Rock. It would be the greatest race for president/pay-per-view event of all time" — a least if C-SPAN2 had a pay-per-view option. Since this will almost certainly never happen, you can watch Kimmel's surprisingly realistic WWE-style preview of the race below. Peter Weber