The Rock recently confirmed he’s had “under-the-radar” meetings across the political spectrum about running for President, but actually doing it in the next election doesn’t seem likely.
Dwayne Johnson spoke with Rolling Stone in a new cover article and when asked about his future in politics said:
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. 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.
I think in a lot of people’s minds, what Trump has proved is that anybody can run for president. And in a lot of people’s minds, what he’s also proved is that not everybody should run for president. What I’m sensing now is that we have to pivot back to people who have a deep-rooted knowledge of American history and politics and experience in policy and how laws get made. I think that pivot has to happen.
However … The Rock is still entertaining the idea for his future and says he’s had meetings with Republicans, Democrats, independents, mayors, strategists and more to learn as much as he possibly can in the coming years.
The actor also revealed that a well-known political figure (who wasn’t named) said he’d help with the campaign. And, when Johnson decides to run, he’s gotta text him two words — Freedom Patriot.
Yes, The Rock already has a new nickname in mind for his Presidential run.