Why Dwayne Johnson Says He’d Consider Running for President
Donald Trump may not be the last president to have performed at WrestleMania. Now that it has been established that a charismatic celebrity with no political experience can ascend to the nation’s highest office, the floodgates have been opened. Since 2016, Democrats have been searching for celebrities on their side of the aisle who might want to run.
Now, it looks like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is interested. Here’s a look at The Rock’s potential presidential future, why he says he’d think about running (page 5), and who he voted for twice (page 6).
He told GQ that running for president is a ‘real possibility’
In May 2017, GQ published a profile of The Rock titled “Dwayne Johnson for President!” You might assume that this headline was just an expression meant to indicate how popular The Rock is. But actually, Johnson said in the interview that he legitimately might run.
“I think that it’s a real possibility,” he said. Johnson didn’t speak that much about his political views during this interview. But he did say that if he were president, poise and leadership would be important.
He also seemed to take a swipe at President Donald Trump by saying that he’d like to see “a better leadership” and doesn’t want the president to shut out people who disagree with him, like the media.
Next: Johnson then took a specific stand on this issue.
He said he is completely against the Muslim ban
In that GQ issue, Johnson specifically said that he did not want to reveal his political party because it might make people unhappy. However, aside from just generally critiquing Trump’s leadership, he also took a specific stand on one issue: the travel ban.