Dwayne Johnson will do what the American people want. In a preview of an upcoming Sunday today with Willie Geist In an interview, the 48-year-old actor reveals that he is open to running for president.
“I have the goal of uniting our country,” he says. “I also feel like, if this is what people want, I will.”
Whether or not Johnson is running for the White House, he says he is “passionate about making sure our country is united.”
“A united country, as we know, is the strongest,” he says. “I want to see that for our country.”
Johnson’s statement comes after a poll found that at least 46 percent of Americans would support the actor’s presidential campaign, according to Newsweek.
“Humble,” Johnson previously told the poll. “I don’t think our Founding Fathers would have EVER imagined a six-by-four boy, bald, tattooed, half black, half Samoan, drinking tequila, driving a truck, with a fanny pack joining their club, but if it ever happens, It would be my honor to serve you people. “
On Johnson’s show, Young rock, his fictional older self is running for president in 2032. When ET spoke to Johnson in 2018, he confirmed that he attended meetings to “understand more” about the job.
“[The meetings are] just to understand more and learn more, “he said at the time.” … The idea of running for the presidency has been very flattering that a good number of people have wanted me to run and it’s honestly so flattering, but I feel like the most respectful thing I can do is learn everything I can do “.
“To become president, that’s a skill set that I feel like you need to know,” Johnson continued. “You have to put in time, like years and years of service, so anyway that’s where I am. I just want to learn as much as I can.”