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The Rock Dwayne Johnson just won't stop talking about running for President

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The Rock really wants you to know he could be President of the United States. It's an idea he’s floated around for years now, dating back to the 2016 election, but apparently, he got approached by multiple political parties to run on their ticket ahead of the 2024 election, which would have made what was already going to be a strange election cycle even weirder.

This is all according to the man himself. While on Trevor Noah’s new podcast, the Black Adam star revealed that it was all due to a 2021 poll that showed 46% of Americans would be up for President The Rock. “I’ll share this bit with you: at the end of 2022, I got a visit from the parties asking me if I was going to run and if I could run,” he explained. “It was one after the other and they brought up that poll and they also brought up their own deep-dive research to prove that should I ever go down that road [I’d be a real contender].”

Johnson’s White House ambitions aren’t exactly news at this point – he told Variety back in 2017 that he was considering a presidential run in 2024. The vagueness of Johnson’s statement in the recent podcast, which doesn’t mention which political parties approached him or how serious they were with their interest, kind of makes it sound like he’s exaggerating the actual interest there is in him making the jump to politics. Not that we would ever cast doubt on a man who could chokeslam us through a table without breaking a sweat, but it does have an air of the wrestler-turned-actor gauging the public’s response to his eventual Presidential run.


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