Dwayne Johnson, also known under his wrestling pseudonym “The Rock,” started out his career as a wrestler before making the transition into acting. Even after starring in big blockbusters like Disney’s “The Jungle Cruise” and the “Jumanji” reboot, Johnson is showing no sign of slowing down. He recently launched his own energy drink line called ZOA Energy and dropped his own rap single last week.
Even though he is still packing on some serious muscle for his role as “Black Adam” in the upcoming 2022 DC film, Johnson is using his free time to consider a possible presidential run.
Ever honest, the 49-year-old father-of-three admits that he doesn’t know quite as much about politics as he should.
“I don’t know the first thing about policy,” he admitted in a recent Vanity Fair article. “I care deeply about our country. I care about every f–king American who bleeds red, and that’s all of them. And—there’s no delusion here—I may have some decent leadership qualities, but that doesn’t necessarily make me a great presidential candidate. That’s where I am today.”
That’s not to say he’s not willing to learn. He added that he has done “a small amount of research analysis to see where this comes from and to see what it could look like in the future,” and teased that “indicators are all very positive—in, for example, 2024, and in, for example, 2028.”
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What Do Americans Think?
According to a poll conducted in April 2021, Americans want to see the “Fast and Furious” actor become President of the United States. Consumer research company Piplsay did a nationwide poll of over 30,000 people between the dates of April 2-4 and found that 46% voted for the retired WWE wrestler to become the new Commander in Chief.
“I would consider a presidential run in the future if that’s what the people wanted,” Johnson had said in a February interview. “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.”
However, after the results of the poll came in, The Rock took to Twitter to joke that a Presidential run seemed unlikely. He wrote, “I don’t think our Founding Fathers EVER envisioned a six-four, bald, tattooed, half-Black, half-Samoan, tequila drinking, pick up truck driving, fanny pack-wearing guy joining their club — but if it ever happens it’d be my honor to serve you, the people.”
As far as his five-year-old daughter Jasmine is concerned, however, she might not be ready for her father to jump into the political hot seat just yet. In a recent interview, when Johnson asked his daughter, “Do you know what the President of the United States is?” Jasmine just shook her head.