The brand new sitcom Younger Rock includes a fictionalized model of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s life, and it begins with a future Johnson operating for president in 2032. Is he contemplating a presidential run in actual life? Not proper now — but it surely’s positively one thing he hasn’t dominated out, both.
“I would consider a presidential run sooner or later if that is what the individuals needed,” Johnson instructed USA Immediately. “I imply that — not flippant in any manner with my reply. That will be as much as the individuals, and I take a whole lot of pleasure in serving the viewers and the patron and other people, in quite a lot of other ways… So I might wait and I might hear. I might have my finger on the heartbeat and my ear to the bottom.”
It isn’t the primary time Johnson has talked about that he is contemplating public service as the following step in his profession. “A yr in the past, it began developing increasingly more. There was an actual sense of earnestness, which made me go residence and suppose, ‘Let me actually rethink my reply and ensure I’m giving a solution that’s truthful and in addition respectful.’ I did not need to be flippant—’We’ll have three days off for a weekend! No taxes!'” he instructed GQ in a 2017 profile. “I think that it’s a real possibility.”
Even earlier, again in 2016, he was interviewed by the British offshoot of GQ and had an identical line of thought. “I will be trustworthy, I haven’t ruled politics out,” he stated. “I am not being coy once I say that, however in the intervening time I’m not positive. I can not deny that the considered being governor, the considered being president, is alluring. And past that, it will be a chance to make an actual affect on individuals’s lives on a world scale. However there are a whole lot of different issues I need to do first.”
It is unclear what a presidential run (or any political run) would appear to be for Johnson. In 2000, he spoke on the Republican Nationwide Conference, however in 2020, he endorsed Joe Biden and emphasised that he’s a registered unbiased. “As a political unbiased & centrist, I’ve voted for each events previously. On this crucial presidential election, I am endorsing @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris,” he tweeted, including, “Progress takes braveness, humanity, empathy, energy, KINDNESS & RESPECT.
We should ALL VOTE.” Clearly, third get together candidates have traditionally by no means damaged by means of within the presidential election — although they’ve gained different seats, as much as and together with Senate seats — so affiliation is only one of many questions that will encompass a Johnson presidential run. For now, it is only a enjoyable storyline on Younger Rock, however we’ll be preserving an eye fixed out to see if actuality does imitate fiction ultimately!