Dwayne Johnson is not dismissing a presidential run.
The actor has hinted before that it is something he would like to consider, and he revisited the topic this week in an interview with People while discussing a poll that found nearly 50% of respondents wanted to see him as president of the United States.
"When 46% of Americans say they're in favor of me becoming president, that forces me to humbly and respectfully stand up, listen and learn," he told the outlet.
The "Fast and the Furious" star also emphasized his gratitude towards the public.
"I love our country to my core and I'm endlessly grateful for the opportunities I've had here, as a half-Black, half-Samoan kid being able to work my a** off knowing tenacity opens doors," he said. "In a lot of ways, I'm indebted to our great country for it."
This is not the first time that Johnson has spoken about running for president.
Commenting on the recent Newsweek poll earlier this year, the former WWE wrestler said he would be "honored" to serve the country.
"Humbling," he wrote of the poll's results in an Instagram post. "I don’t think our Founding Fathers EVER envisioned a 6-4, bald, tattooed, half-Black, half-Samoan, tequila drinking, pick-up truck driving, fanny pack-wearing guy joining their club — but if it ever happens it'd be my honor to serve you, the people."
In an interview with GQ, the actor also admitted he had not ruled out politics for his future.
"I can’t deny that the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring. And beyond that, it would be an opportunity to make a real impact on people’s lives on a global scale. But there are a lot of other things I want to do first," he said.
In a separate interview with the outlet, he even shared what he would do as president.
"With any job you come into, you've got to prove yourself," Johnson said. "Personally, I feel that if I were president, poise would be important. Leadership would be important. Taking responsibility for everybody. [If I didn't agree with someone] on something, I wouldn't shut them out. I would actually include them. The first thing we'd do is we'd come and sit down and we'd talk about it. It's hard to categorize right now how I think he's doing, other than to tell you how I would operate, what I would like to see."
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