Dwayne Johnson’s presidential aspirations give a whole new meaning to “The People’s Champion” moniker.
Running for U.S. President was never a serious priority on the WWE superstar-turned-actor’s bucket list, but he says the sentiment of the public made him reconsider. “It all started out of the blue,” Johnson told Variety.
“It was never something that I trumpeted and beat my chest and ever said publicly, ‘This is what I’m going to do,’ but as that story picked up, Americans picked it up and there was this sentiment of, ‘We’re not joking, and we would really love the idea if you would run,'” he explained.
“The Rock” will be the first to admit, “I’m well aware politics is not the business I’m in,” but understands “the best thing I can do is continuing to listen and learn as much as I can.”
“I care deeply about our country, and I care deeply about our people – especially now,” the “Baywatch” movie star said. “Decency matters and being a decent human being matters, and character matters, and leadership matters.”
On a recent episode of Ellen DeGeneres’ “Ellen’s Show Me More Show” on YouTube, “The Rock” confirmed, “I would, I’m seriously considering it, yes,” when asked about running for office.