The Rock Explains Why He Will No Longer Run for President in 2020
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson had shown interest in running for president, but the actor will not be running in 2020 as he earlier told British GQ in 2016.
The Rock now has his eyes set for 2024.
“Realistically, as we go into 2018, when you look at my slate as we’re developing and shooting into 2019 and 2020, the slate goes deep into 2021, so it feels like the realistic consideration would be 2024,” the actor told Variety, adding that he began to seriously consider running when people showed support.
He continued, “Americans picked it up and there was this sentiment of, ‘We’re not joking, and we would really love the idea if you would run’. In that, I knew I had to listen to the people and really, really think about it. That’s where I’m at right now—I’m well aware politics is not the business I’m in, so the best thing I can do is continuing to listen and learn as much as I can. I’m continuing to watch our presidency and watch how every new development is handled. I continue to watch our leaders in government, and like all Americans, I continue to be hopeful that our leaders exhibit poise, perspective and the ability to bring our country together during these tough times—which I don’t feel our presidency is currently doing—so that’s where I’m at.”
Variety adds that the actor is a registered independent, that he also has attended both Democrat and Republican conventions.
And what do fans think of his plan? See reactions:
I’m voting for you for president if you really run @TheRock lay the smack down to America
— Screw Dreams (@DjScrewJr) December 14, 2017
Patiently waiting for @TheRock to become president 🤘😤
— 💀SINdicate🎄 (@no_gainz_james) December 14, 2017
— Vivek Ramgopal (@VivekRamgopal) December 14, 2017
@TheRock Heard you were running for President…I can smell what you’re cooking, and its greatness!!
— Rusty Finch (@Toastyiam) December 14, 2017
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson just announced that he’s considering a bid for president.
2016 Dylan: This is a mockery of our democratic system.
2017 Dylan: He’s got my vote.
— dylan (@dyllyp) December 14, 2017
DWAYNE JOHNSON FOR PRESIDENT pic.twitter.com/fQzt9vO71e
— Atiq Ellahi (@AtiqEllahi) December 13, 2017
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