Could Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson be a future President of the United States?
According to a new interview by Variety, he's strongly considering it. He's talked about running for president in 2020 in the past, but now he's looking at 2024 as the most realistic timeframe he could run.
“I couldn't do both” he told Variety in regards to running a political campaign and being involved in the movie industry. “Realistically, as we go into 2018, when you look at my slate as we’re developing and shooting into 2019 and 2020, the slate goes deep into 2021, so it feels like the realistic consideration would be 2024.”
Johnson has been coy about wether or not he's seriously considering a run for president, mostly joking about it in past instances, but it does seem that he does have the ambition to run somewhere down the line. That's because so many people resonated with the idea.
"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,” he said.
Much of the United States right now is broiled in divisiveness over a number of hot topic issues. Johnson's goal as president would be to work together with both sides of the table and find solutions that are beneficial to both sides.
“I think this is just a product of my DNA, in that when there’s an issue, that’s the time we have to come together, work hard to understand each other and ultimately get to a better place” Johnson explains. “For example, when it’s a polarizing issue like our NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem, that’s not a time to be divisive and shut them out of the White House. It’s the time to actually open the doors and bring those players in so our President and staff can understand exactly what the needs are — face to face, so change and positive progress can happen — but that’s not happening right now.”
The Rock has attended both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in the past, but is currently a registered independent.