Dwayne Johnson, widely known for being “The Rock,” continued his upcoming presidential tease in the near future as part of his growing “ambition to unite our country.”
Johnson has been one of the most successful superstars in the most recent years once he emerged as an action star for franchises like the “Fast & Furious.” During an interview on Sunday Today with Willie Geist, the actor hinted at his upcoming presidential campaign if there was enough public support. With a very recent poll showing that 46% of Americans wanted him as president, America could see “The Rock” on ballots in 2024.
Johnson said of the poll in April: “Not sure 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 the people.”
Not sure 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 the people 🙏🏾💪🏾🇺🇸 https://t.co/6Xd9ADzqX7
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 9, 2021
In the hit show “Young Rock,” a fictionalized version of the actor runs for president in 2032. Johnson has once described himself as a “political independent and centrist,” even though he publicly supported Biden in the previous election.
“I have a goal, and an interest and an ambition to unite our country,” he said. “If this is what the people want, then I will do that.”
“If the time comes where there is a good amount of people who want to see that happen, then I’m going to consider it,” he added.
This past February, while speaking with USA Today about “Young Rock,” Johnson echoed his 2017 comments to Ellen DeGeneres that he may run for president.
“I would consider a presidential run in the future if that’s what the people wanted,” he said. “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. I would have my finger on the pulse, my ear to the ground.”