a Former wrestler in the White House? It’s a far from surreal scenario, if you look at the polls Dwayne Johnson, also known by his nickname “The Rock” – He was one of the most important faces of WWE between the 1990s and early 2000s – and today is a very beloved actor by the audience (according to Forbes He has a net worth of $270 million and is the highest-paid actor in the world).
It was he himself, in an interview broadcast on TV presenter Trevor Noah’s podcast, who revealed this just a few months ago. More than one party contacted him to ask him to run for president of the United States. To clarify that interest in him arose after an opinion poll conducted in 2021, to which 30,000 American citizens responded, showed that 46 percent would be ready to support his potential candidacy for the White House. “It was an interesting survey, and I must say it impressed me. I was greatly amazed and honored. “I admit one thing: At the end of 2022, both parties contacted me to ask me if I intended to run, or if so, I could do so,” Johnson said.
“It all happened suddenly, and I had one party after another. They gave me the survey and Long research shows that I have a good chance of winning». But the former ring champion refused, because “this is not my goal, and in truth, I cannot tolerate many aspects of politics.”
When the survey results were published, The Rock commented sarcastically on Instagram: “I don’t think the Founding Fathers ever imagined that a man over six feet tall, bald, tattooed, half African American, half Samoan, lover of tequila, pick-ups and fanny packs, would… He could join their club one day. but If that happens, it will be an honor to serve the people».
Not much is known about Johnson’s political position: in the past He defines himself as a “centrist”, and in 2020 he said publicly that he would vote for Joe Biden. But he has said a few words about his possible candidacy in the past. For example, in 2016 he told the magazine GQ He added, “I cannot deny that I have thought about running for governor, and the idea of being president is wonderful.” A year later, he admitted to Variety that he was “seriously considering” running in the 2024 election.
Then he changed his mind: again last year, he said After he “put aside” his dream of devoting himself to his family. “My work as a wrestler led me to neglect my eldest daughter (who is 22 years old, Mr. Dr). I don’t want to do the same thing with my two younger daughters (seven and five years old). Mr. Dr“Is that completely unlikely,” Noah asks on the podcast. The answer: “If people really want it, well… I would definitely consider it.”
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