Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Confirms His Political Aspirations

Published April 13th, 2021 - 07:52 GMT
The actor didn't specify which political party he would represent
The actor didn't specify which political party he would represent
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The pro wrestler turned Hollywood star confirmed his political aspirations in a video clip on Monday's Today

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson says he would consider running for President of the United States if he felt he had enough support.

The pro wrestler turned Hollywood star confirmed his interest in transitioning  into politics in an interview for Sunday Today with Willie Geist.

'I do have that goal to unite our country and I also feel that if this is what the people want, then I will do that,' Johnson, 48, said in a teaser clip aired on Monday's Today.

The actor didn't specify which political party he would represent of when he might launch a presidential bid.

Last week, an online public opinion poll released by consumer trends company Piplsay found that 46% of Americans would consider voting for Johnson.

Alongside a screenshot of the article, The Rock wrote on Instagram on Saturday that he was 'humbled' by the poll finding. 

'I don´t think 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,' he said.

'But if it ever happens it´d be my honor to serve you, the people.'  

Johnson, whose credits include the rebooted Jumanji movie franchise and the upcoming Disney Jungle Cruise movie, is the latest celebrity to consider a political career.

Kanye West infamously embarked on a short-lived presidential run last year against incumbent and Apprentice star Donald Trump.

Meanwhile, actor Matthew McConaughey and transgender icon and reality star Caitlyn Jenner are reported to be weighing potential runs for governor in Texas and California respectively.

 


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