You may have heard the rumors about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson considering a future presidential campaign. Turns out it’s not just a rumor!
The WWE legend revealed that he’s been attending under-the-radar meetings in order to groom himself for a presidential campaign.
So who exactly is he meeting with?
“Republicans, Democrats, independents, mayors, strategists, you name it. Just soaking in and listening. Trying to learn as much as I possibly can. I entertain the thought, and thank you, I’m so flattered by it. But I feel like the best thing I can do now is, give me years. Let me go to work and learn.”
Folks on Twitter have already shown huge support for him throwing his hat in the ring for a future campaign. While Dwayne feels flattered, he also knows it takes serious commitment to become president. He told Rolling Stone:
“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.”
The Rock said in an older interview that he thinks, realistically, 2024 may be the year he announces his run. He doesn’t believe he could balance both his Hollywood career with a presidential campaign:
“I couldn’t do both. Realistically, as we go into 2018, when you look at my slate as we’re developing and shooting into 2019 and 2020. The slate goes deep into 2021, so it feels like the realistic consideration would be 2024.”