Word on the street is that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was looking to make a run for president next term. In a new interview with “Rolling Stone” the actor has shut down the idea, but doesn’t completely rule it out.
“I mean, look, people are very excited, and it’s so flattering that they’re excited. I think it’s also a function of being very unsatisfied with our current president. But this is a skill set that requires years and years of experience,” Johnson notes. “On a local level, on a state level and then on a national level. I have the utmost respect for our country and that position, and I’m not delusioned in any way to think, ‘Oh, absolutely, if Trump can do it, I can do it, and I’ll see you in 20-whatever, get ready.’ Not at all.”
While he may not be considering the position now, he has gone into secret meetings with certain politicians.
“Just soaking in and listening,” he says. “I feel like the best thing I can do now is, give me years.” But if and when he is ready to take the leap, all he has to do is text a “well-known political figure” two words: “Freedom Patriot” to let them know it’s game on.
Source: Rolling Stone