Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson discussed speculation that he would run to be President during an appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show this week.
The wrestler-turned-actor recently said that he would be open to a possible Presidential bid in the future and revealed what he’d do if he were President. Then a national poll found that Johnson would beat Trump if he ran against him in an election.
Now, appearing on US TV, Johnson said: “This surge and the groundswell since then has really been amazing. I’ve got to tell you – and I’ll tell you guys, too – I’m so incredibly flattered. There’s a national poll that just came out this past week that brought together Republicans and Democrats, saying that I would beat Donald Trump if we had an election today to become President. I’ve really been blown away, it’s very flattering.”
He continued: “I think it’s because a lot of people want to see a different leadership today – I’m sorry, not different, but a better leadership today. I think more poise, less noise. And I also think that over the years I’ve become a guy that a lot of people can relate to: Get up early in the morning at a ridiculous hour, go to work and spend time with the troops, take care of my family. I love taking care of people. And I think that kind of thing really resonates with people, especially today.”
Johnson is reportedly a registered Republican and spoke at the Republican National Convention in 2000. However, he also attended the Democratic National Convention that same year.