Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Wasn’t Lying: He Wants to Be President
What once was a joke has turned into a more serious tone when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson pondered upon, for many times, running for president. When asked again about running the higher office, he now answered, “it’s a possibility.”
News has circulated quickly that The Rock was eyeing for the presidency in 2020 when “GQ” magazine’s Caity Weaver published an entertaining cover story about the pro wrestler and Hollywood superstar.
It was last year, 2016, when The Rock was starting to rethink his thoughts about running for the presidency. He said that when Washington Post published an article about how Johnson “could actually win” and why he could be a doable candidate, he began to think of the possibility more seriously.
He said: “A year ago it started coming up more and more…There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think, ‘Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful.’”
Johnson has not declared allegiances to either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton despite the fact that he has been approached by both candidates for endorsement. He said he stayed aloof from publicly endorsing any candidate so “Americans make up their own mind. And so they did.”
He also shared his views on how he will run the highest political office. He said: “When there’s a disagreement, and you have a large group of people that you’re in a disagreement with — for example, the media — I feel like it informs me that I could be better. We all have issues, and we all gotta work our [crap] out.”
“[Disagreement] informs us. The responsibility as president — I [would] take responsibility for everyone. Especially when you disagree with me. If there’s a large number of people disagreeing, there might be something I’m not seeing, so let me see it. Let me understand it,” he told Weaver.
“Personally, I feel that if I were president, poise would be important. Leadership would be important. Taking responsibility for everybody. [If I didn’t agree with someone] on something, I wouldn’t shut them out. I would actually include them,” he explained. “The first thing we’d do is we’d come and sit down and we’d talk about it,” he added.
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