In a post to Instagram this past weekend, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson addressed “swirling” rumors of the beloved action start running for POTUS.
“Conversations always swirl when it comes to me running for POTUS one day,” the Rock began in his lengthy caption.
“The latest poll showed that 46% of Americans would support me running for President. For my @vanityfair interview, I spent a lot of time with my writer (and tequila drinking buddy:), Chris Heath about my honest feelings regarding this unbelievable support I potentially could have.”
And then, Johnson went on to drop a bombshell…
“But here’s the truth. 46% of Americans galvanized in support me being President is so humbling and it really sits me down and I shake my head in awe. But at the end of the day, I don’t know the first thing about politics. I care deeply about our country.
And I care about every f****** American who bleeds red — and that’s all of them.”
“There’s no delusion here. I may have some leadership qualities but that doesn’t necessarily make me a great Presidential candidate. And that’s where I am today.”
“I’m not a politician so I don’t care what side of the street you live on or what side of the aisle you sit on. Core values matter.
Work hard, take care of your family, be kind to people, take pride in your name, take pride in your own two hands, be inclusive and respect EVERYONE and don’t be full of s***.”
“I’m not a politician, but that’s the truth. Thanks @vanityfair and thanks Chris for chopping this polarizing, yet important subject up with me and our country ????”
When The Rock was asked about his presidential ambitions in an interview broadcast on the Today show back in April, he didn’t mince words.
“I do have that goal to unite our country and I also feel that if this is what the people want, then I will do that.”
And in June, he remarked how thankful he was to live in America, saying: “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 tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “In a lot of ways, I’m indebted to our great country for it.”
So I guess we will just have to wait and see what comes of it!
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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