Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Still Considering Running For President

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 11:  Dwayne Johnson attends the European Premiere of 'Rampage' at Cineworld Leicester Square on April 11, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Still Considering Running For President

The actor has been hinting about jumping into the political arena for years.

Published February 16th

Written by BET Staff

For years, there have been reports that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is considering a run for president. The actor addressed the rumors in a recent interview.

The 48-year-old told USA Today, "I would consider a presidential run in the future if that's what the people wanted. Truly I mean that, and I'm not flippant in any way with my answer. That would be up to the people...So I would wait, and I would listen. I would have my finger on the pulse, my ear to the ground."

In May of 2017, The Rock discussed possibly running for president in a profile for GQ Magazine. In an interview with Instyle Magazine later that year, he said, “This whole thing started with a piece in The Washington Post about a year and a half, two years ago.”

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Johnson continued, “And then, when it started to pick up and got to the point where it was just impossible to ignore, I said, ‘Of course I would consider a run.’ So where we’re at right now is just quietly observing everything happening on the political landscape, and when the next election comes along … I will be watching very intently.”

As for now, Johnson still has Hollywood on his mind. His show Young Rock, based on his life, premieres on NBC tonight.

Photo: Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage


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