Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has said that he would be open to a possible Presidential bid in the future.
Johnson was recently revealed to be the highest-paid actor in Hollywood and had previously tweeted that “maybe one day” he would run for office.
Now, asked by Vanity Fair if he would seek to be President in 2020, Johnson replied: “I wouldn’t rule it out. It would be a great opportunity to help people, so it’s possible. This past election shows that anything can happen.”
Cool piece on why I should run for President. Maybe one day. Surely the White House has a spot for my pick up truck..https://t.co/JpkZ4w1eh3
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 25, 2016
In June, Johnson told GQ: “I’ll be honest, I haven’t ruled politics out. I can’t deny that the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring. And beyond that, it would be an opportunity to make a real impact on people’s lives on a global scale. But there are a lot of other things I want to do first.”
Responding to reports on his latest comments, Johnson wrote on Twitter on Monday (November 14) that he was “flattered” by the questions about running to be President but that it was “time to focus on helping people”.
Thx E-dub fam. Biggest question I was asked this past weekend's junket. Flattered by the consistent ask. Time to focus on helping people.✔️ https://t.co/9xSUXeVG35
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 14, 2016
Johnson spoke at the Republican National Convention in 2000 and also attended the Democratic National Convention that same year.