Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of the biggest stars in the world and even though he’s only teased running for president in the past, in a new interview he admitted he’s taken plans one step beyond that.
While speaking to Vanity Fair, the 49-year-old actor/producer/businessman said he’s spoken to people in the political arena and done “a small amount of research and analysis to see where this [support] comes from and to see what it could look like in the future. “
Johnson revealed, “Indicators are all very positive — in, for example, 2024, and in, for example, 2028.” The former star of pro wrestling confirmed that he is open to the idea of a political career but said that he doesn’t fully rule out the possibility. “I don’t understand policy. “
“I care deeply about our country. Every f–king American that bleeds red is important to me, and I do. There’s no doubt that I have leadership skills, but it doesn’t make me an excellent presidential candidate. Johnson said that this is where I am now.
Dwayne Johnson said he has spoken with people within the political world about running to be president.
The “Jungle Cruise” actor last spoke about his political aspirations back in April on the “TODAY” show. “I do have that goal to unite our country,” he told host Willie Geist. “If this is what people want, I will do it.”
Johnson went on to note that the ability to unify Americans is a necessity for the longevity of the nation.
“I am passionate about making sure that our country is united because a united country, as we know, is the strongest, and I want to see that for our country,” he concluded.
Johnson also responded on social media to a poll that claimed he would have massive support from Americans if he actually established and ran a presidential campaign.
Johnson acknowledged that for now the prospect of a future political leadership is only a theoretical possibility.
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“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 tweeted at the time.
The actor isn’t known for speaking about politics often but broke his own protocol last year to endorse Joe Biden for president in his first public backing of a candidate.
” Yesterday’s emotional reaction was due to what my vote meant. He said that he was speaking to Lauren, his wife. We were discussing our little girls, and that was exactly what my vote meant.
Johnson continued: “My vote represented my little daughters, my vote represented humanity, my vote represented decency, it represented the values and principles we teach our little girls and my vote also, for me, represented the importance of just being a good, decent human being and how important that is. “
Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.