Way to mock your fans for believing something you said before trying to shill your music: Rock wrote an earnest blog post calling a run “very possible” and said he was “exploring my candidacy,” then appeared behind a presidential-looking lectern to the tune “Hail to the Chief ” at a Michigan concert. Not that everyone was convinced, but in the Age of Trump, one never knows which celebrity’s political aspirations might get taken seriously.
Fans weren’t the only ones duped. Rock, born Robert Ritchie, told Stern that even those who knew the whole thing was mere subterfuge started acting as if it wasn’t. “No, we’re not doing it,” he said he’d tell them, according to the Detroit Free Press, “but let’s roll with it for a while.”