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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Is Open to White House Run: ‘It’d Be My Honor to Serve You’

Dwayne Johnson is open to making a run for the White House. The wrestler turned movie superstar recently addressed the notion after a poll showed he has high favorability to campaign.

Johnson used his enormous social media following to share his thoughts on the possibility, calling the poll “humbling.” The Newsweek poll states at least 46 percent of Americans support Johnson running for president.

“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 – but if it ever happens it’d be my honor to serve you, the people,” Johnson wrote on Instagram.

The news may not come as a shock to all, as Johnson has said in the past that he has given some thought about going into politics, specifically the top job. In 2017, Johnson called the notion a “real possibility.”

“I feel like I’m in a position now where my word carries a lot of weight and influence, which of course is why they want the endorsement,” Johnson said at the time. “But I also have a tremendous amount of respect for the process and felt like if I did share my political views publicly, a few things would happen — and these are all conversations I have with myself, in the gym at four o’clock in the morning — I felt like it would either (a) make people unhappy with the thought of whatever my political view was. And, also, it might sway an opinion, which I didn’t want to do.”

And in June 2020, Johnson posted a video in which he questioned Donald Trump’s leadership.

“Where are you?” Johnson said in the impassioned message. “Where is our leader? Where are you? Where is our leader at this time? At this time when our country is down on its knees, begging, pleading, hurt, angry, frustrated, in pain, begging and pleading with its arms out just wanting to be heard.” A number of times throughout the lengthy speech, Johnson paused to ask, “Where are you?”

This story was originally published in The Hollywood Reporter.

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