Previous polling suggested nearly half of Americans would support his campaign if he ran for president — and he has since faced questions about whether he would consider running for the top job .
Thursday 16 November 2023 19:53, UK
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has once again addressed the call to run for US presidency – revealing he was “out of the blue” approached by political parties.
One of Hollywood’s most recognized and well-paid actors, Johnson He previously said he would seriously consider running for the White House after a poll suggested 46% of Americans would support his campaign.
He had earlier revealed that he was interested in this job in interview in 2021 And in 2017.
Johnson visited Capitol Hill on Wednesday to address military recruiting issues. He met with senators and the US Capitol Police.
“We spoke with a potential new recruit today… and we believe he will pass a fitness test,” the US Capitol Police tweeted.
Earlier this week, Johnson appeared on Trevor Noah’s Spotify podcast What Now? told. The survey led to “parties” contacting him to ask if he was interested in contesting the elections in late 2022.
“That was an interesting survey and I was really impressed by it,” he said.
“I was really overwhelmed and I felt really honored. I’ll share this with you – at the end of the year in 2022, I got a meeting from the parties and I was asked if I was going to run, and if I “could walk.”
Johnson also appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, saying: “It’s crazy, it’s wild. This discussion about the presidency has been circulating for the last few years and it never stops being surreal.”
He said he would “definitely” consider running for president, but at the moment he is a “proud girl dad” – the youngest of his three children is five years old.
Johnson said he knows firsthand what it’s like to have “a business that takes me away from being a father”, which is currently “the most important thing to me.”
Starr endorsed Joe Biden with a video interview in September 2020, and said that at the time he was a “political independent and centrist” who had voted for both Democrats and Republicans in the past.
During a visit to the UK in 2021, he was asked by Sky News what he thought about running for UK Prime Minister.
Are you ready for another Johnson prime minister?” he said, referring to Britain’s leader at the time. “Maybe a rock prime minister?”