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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Is Seriously Considering A Future Presidential Run

After President Donald Trump's win in the 2016 election, more and more celebrities are beginning to wonder if they should throw their hat into the ring. Many say it's Trump's celebrity status that kept getting him media attention, which ultimately led to his victory. The same was said of former President Ronald Reagan, who was a Hollywood star before he set his sights on a career in politics. Who's next? It could be The Rock.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has been asked more and more if he would ever consider a run for the White House, and apparently, he's not ruling it out. The Rock seems to be toying with the idea, particularly after the last explosive election.

GQ Magazine recently interviewed Johnson when they popped the question. The Rock thoughtfully responded, "A year ago, it started coming up more and more,” Johnson explained in a recent GQ interview. “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.’ I didn’t want to be flippant — ‘We’ll have three days off for a weekend! No taxes!’”

After his Disney film 'Moana' had come out, Johnson told Yahoo Movies very candidly that he would consider it. The registered Republican said, "I'm very patriotic about our country, and I care deeply like we all do... so I think if I felt like I can become a real, impactful, tremendous leader."

He nodded at the thought. When asked who he'd pick as a running mate, he responded jokingly, "Matt Damon."

Johnson is currently the highest-paid box-office star, and his influence carries a lot of weight. Realizing this, the diplomatic celebrity refrained from endorsing either candidate in the last election. He says he withheld his endorsement because he has 'a tremendous amount of respect for the process.'

"[I] 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 either (a) 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.”

“If [becoming the president] is something he focused on, he probably would accomplish it,” said Ron Meyer, NBC Universal vice chairman, according to GQ. “I think there’s nothing that he couldn’t do.”

Source: Yahoo
Photo: Instagram/TheRock

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