Issa Possibility: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Really Could Run For President
From wrestler to action star to…the leader of the free world? According to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, that seems like “a real possibility.”
In a recent interview with GQ, the Baywatch star said that he’s seriously considering trying his hand at a 2020 Presidential bid.
“A year ago, it started coming up more and more,” Johnson explained. “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.’”
As for a few of his early ideas- how about longer weekends out of the office and keeping our money to ourselves?
“I didn’t want to be flippant,” he said of his thought-out ideas. ‘We’ll have three days off for a weekend! No taxes!’”After some laughs, Johnson declared that becoming President is sounding more and more plausible.
In November, he spoke to Yahoo, where he stated rather diplomatically, ““I feel like I’m in a position now where my word carries a lot of weight and influence, which of course is why they want the endorsement…but I also have a tremendous amount of respect for the process and felt like if I did share my political views publicly, a few things would happen…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.”