As America sinks deeper into a political pit of despair, the world is looking towards the next election in the hopes of a brighter future.
For some that hope may come in the form of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who, in a recent GQ profile, has suggested that he is seriously considering a run for president.
When the interviewer directly asked whether he was considering joining the race, Johnson said: “I think that it’s a real possibility.”
Last June, The Washington Post published an op-ed suggesting he could be a viable candidate. Johnson responded on Instagram at the time, saying the Post piece was “interesting” and “fun to read,” and that “the most important thing right now is strong honest leadership from our current and future leaders of this country.”
Johnson explains to GQ that’s he’s given it a lot more thought since then: “A year ago, it started coming up more and more. 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!’”
In the profile, Johnson, who identifies as neither a Republican or a Democrat, also criticizes President Trump, slamming the proposed “Muslim ban” and saying, “I’d like to see a better leadership. I’d like to see a greater leadership.”
For what it’s worth, Ron Meyer, the NBCUniversal vice chairman could see a Rock presidency, “If [becoming the president] is something he focused on, he probably would accomplish it. I think there’s nothing that he couldn’t do.”