After hinting at a potential U.S. presidential run in GQ’s comedy issue earlier this month, Dwayne Johnson shed light on his presidential plans while sitting down with Jimmy Fallon.
“There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think, ‘Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful,’” he shared with GQ‘s Caity Weaver.
Thursday night saw the movie star gush about the overwhelming “groundswell” of support he’s received since the piece went live. I’m “so incredibly flattered [by a national poll] that brought together Republicans and Democrats in saying that I would beat Donald Trump if we had an election today” he tells Fallon about a survey conducted by Public Policy Polling.
People’s magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” also took the opportunity to knock Trump, telling Fallon’s audience that America was looking for “a better leadership today [with]…more poise, less noise.”
“I think that over the years I’ve become a guy that a lot of people kind of relate to. I get up early in the morning at a ridiculous hour and go to work and spend time with the troops, take care of my family—I love taking caring of people,” he continued. “I think that kind of thing really resonates with people, especially today.”
The Rock went on to do what he does best, leaving us hanging like only a true leading man could, and neither confirming nor denying his political intentions: “Three-and-a-half years is a long ways away,” he continued. “So, we’ll see.”