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Dwayne Johnson won’t rule out presidential bid

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who has frequently floated a political bid, said in a recent interview with Vanity Fair he has not ruled out a presidential campaign. 

“I don’t think our Founding Fathers ever envisioned a six-four, bald, tattooed, half-Black, half-Samoan, tequila drinking, pickup truck driving, fanny pack wearing guy joining their club — but if it ever happens it’d be my honor to serve you, the people,” Johnson said in the interview published Tuesday.

The “Jungle Cruise” star acknowledged talking to political figures and doing research into what a presidential run could look like for him, saying “indicators are all very positive — in, for example, 2024, and in, for example, 2028.”

“You know, at the end of the day, I don’t know the first thing about politics. I don’t know the first thing about policy. I care deeply about our country. I care about every f—ing American who bleeds red, and that’s all of them. And — there’s no delusion here — I may have some decent leadership qualities, but that doesn’t necessarily make me a great presidential candidate. That’s where I am today,” Johnson said. 

The comments come after a poll in April showed 45 percent of Americans would support celebrities such as Johnson and Matthew McConaughey, who has repeatedly flirted with a Texas gubernatorial campaign, going into politics. 

Johnson has floated the possibility of running for president for years, saying in an interview in 2017 it was a “real possibility.”

Johnson is registered as an independent, supporting President Biden in 2020 and speaking at the Republican National Convention in 2000.

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