Dwayne Johnson Is ‘Absolutely’ Considering A Political Run

CBS, 7/12/2018

Mike Brest Reporter
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Wrestler turned actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said he is considering a run for political office on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Wednesday night.


“I know you’re not particularly a political person, but people have talked to you about whether you would run for political office yourself,” Colbert said. “Do you actually take that possibility seriously?”

“I absolutely do, yes,” Johnson responded.

Johnson then explained that a Washington Post article suggested that if he ran, he would have a shot at winning, and that’s where the hype began.

“So when that started picking up — of course when I’m asked — yes, I have incredible respect for our American people and our country, so I said, ‘Yes, I would consider it,’” Johnson added. “But at the same time, Stephen — I mean, look, I’m not delusional at all. Like I feel like I … you know what it is? I need that thing … oh, experience.”

Johnson is one of many celebrities that have suggested or been rumored to consider a political run now that the president has blazed the trial. Other celebrities that have been rumored include Mark Cuban, Howard Shultz and Kanye West.