Speaking to Variety, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said that while he never intended to originally run for President of the United States, he is now seriously considering the possibility, although if it does ever happen, it will most likely be in 2024 and not 2020.
“It was never something that I trumpeted and beat my chest and ever said publicly, ‘This is what I’m going to do,’ but as that story picked up, Americans picked it up and there was this sentiment of, ‘We’re not joking, and we would really love the idea if you would run,’” the former WWE champion said.
Johnson said that he’s at a stage where he is listening to the people and learning as much as he can because he knows politics is not the business that he’s in. “I’m continuing to watch our presidency and watch how every new development is handled. I continue to watch our leaders in government, and like all Americans, I continue to be hopeful that our leaders exhibit poise, perspective and the ability to bring our country together during these tough times — which I don’t feel our presidency is currently doing — so that’s where I’m at.”
Johnson also touched on the NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, suggesting that this is not the President’s time to be divisive and shut them out, but rather open the doors to the White House and bring those players in so the President and his staff “can understand exactly what the needs are — face to face, so change and positive progress can happen,” although he said he’s not hopeful of that happening for now.