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.”
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.
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