Besides being one of the most highly-paid actors in Hollywood, we’re willing to bet Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is also one of the most liked. Have you ever heard anyone say anything bad about the wrestler-turned-Hollywood A-list actor? We haven’t either.
In an interview with GQ, The Rock says the idea of running for president is a “real possibility.” Of course, it would require him to put his mega-successful acting career on hold, but besides that, he’s undecided on many issues and doesn’t know what political party he would attach himself to.
During the interview, The Rock revealed that he declined to endorse Trump or Clinton after he was approached by their campaigns.
“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,” he said.
“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 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.”
Not too long ago, The Washington Post ran an op-ed on how The Rock would be a realistic candidate. The actor described it as “fun to read.”
The Rock does know where he stands on President Trump’s call for Muslims to be banned from entering the country. He opposes that viewpoint and hopes to see more inclusion in our leadership.
“I’d like to see a better leadership. I’d like to see a greater leadership. When there’s a disagreement, and you have a large group of people that you’re in a disagreement with — for example, the media — I feel like it informs me that I could be better.”
It’s possible the year 2020 could see a lot of unconventional presidential candidates.