Dwayne Johnson for president? Certain, he is perhaps

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Dwayne Johnson won’t resemble any of the Founding Fathers in any apparent method — apart from the half the place he desires a united nation.

The wrestler-turned-actor, previously often called the Rock, informed the “At present” present’s Willie Geist that if the individuals need him to run for president, they may get simply that.

“I do have that purpose to unite our nation, and I additionally really feel that if that is what the individuals need, then I’ll try this,” Johnson stated in a Monday teaser to an interview that can air Sunday on the present.

“I’m keen about ensuring our nation is united, as a result of a united nation, as we all know, is its strongest,” stated Hollywood’s highest-paid actor. “And I wish to see that for our nation.”

Johnson has been speaking for some time about moving into politics, together with working for president, and on Saturday he addressed a Newsweek ballot exhibiting that almost half of People would help him as a candidate.

“I don’t assume our Founding Fathers EVER envisioned a six-four, bald, tattooed, half-Black, half-Samoan, tequila consuming, decide up truck driving, fanny pack carrying man becoming a member of their membership — but when it ever occurs it’d be my honor to serve you, the individuals,” Johnson wrote on Instagram.

Life may imitate present artwork: This yr’s new sitcom “Younger Rock” is predicated on the actor-wrestler’s life and options Johnson enjoying himself as he runs for president within the yr 2032 and flashes again to his youthful days.

In 2016, talking to British GQ, he stated he hadn’t “dominated politics out” however had different issues he wished to do first.

“I’m not being coy once I say that, however in the intervening time I’m not positive,” Johnson stated. “I can’t deny that the considered being governor, the considered being president, is alluring. And past that, it might be a possibility to make an actual impression on individuals’s lives on a worldwide scale.”

Shortly after that interview, he hosted the patriotic Spike TV particular “Rock the Troops,” which honored U.S. service members prematurely of the Thanksgiving vacation.

Johnson talked once more about working for president in 2017, utilizing nearly the identical phrases as he did with Geist: “I feel that it’s an actual risk,” he stated in an interview with the U.S. version of GQ on the time.

Extra just lately, final June, Johnson reached out to then-President Trump through video within the days following the dying of George Floyd.

“The place are you?” the film star requested in an 8-minute-plus video posted on social media. “The place is our chief at the moment … when our nation is down on its knees, begging, pleading, damage, offended, pissed off, in ache — begging and pleading with its arms out — simply desirous to be heard. Begging and pleading and praying for change. The place are you? The place is our compassionate chief who’s going to step as much as our nation?”

Johnson, who’s of Black and Samoan descent, stated within the video that he felt comfy talking up for People. He beforehand spoke on the 2000 Republican Nationwide Conference, when he was a wrestling champion, however endorsed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris within the 2020 presidential race, referring to himself at the moment as a political impartial and centrist.

“I’m not a politician. … I’m not the president of the US,” the 48-year-old stated in his video. “However I’m a person, and I’m a father who cares so deeply about my household, about my kids and the world that they are going to stay in. I care so deeply about our nation and each single particular person in it. …

“I’m a person who’s pissed off. I’m disillusioned. I’m offended. However I’m additionally doing my finest to remain centered and as calm as I might probably be within the pocket to make the most effective choices for my household and make the most effective choices for our nation,” he stated.

So will the Rock observe within the footsteps of President and California Gov. Ronald Reagan, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and different entertainers who discovered success within the realm of politics? Solely time — and maybe extra home-grown movies on social media — will inform.

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