Stranger things have happened, right?
Everybody's favorite human Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has revealed he's seriously considering running for President of these United States. "It's a real possibility," the wrestler-turned-actor told GQ. "A year ago, it started coming up more and more. There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think, 'Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful.'"
Johnson spent time with Caity Weaver for an extensive profile in GQ magazine. During their time together, the possibility of the 45-year-old actor running for president was discussed. While Johnson didn't publicly endorse a candidate during the 2016 presidential election, he has always been vocal about the issues he cares about. He spoke out against Trump's controversial executive order barring citizens from Muslim-majority countries from entering the country. "I completely disagree with it," he continued. "I believe in our national security to the core, but I don't believe in a 'ban' that bans immigrants. I believe in inclusion. Our country was built on that, and it continues to be made strong by that."
Johnson has also been consistently outspoken about his patriotism and unwavering support for the United States' troops. There's no denying that Johnson loves America, however, he's not one to refrain from speaking up when he believes a problem exists that can be fixed. "I'd like to see a better leadership. I'd like to see a greater leadership... When there's a disagreement, and you have a large group of people that you're in a disagreement with — for example, the media — I feel like it informs me that I could be better."
If Johnson ever were to actually run for president, inclusion would be the crux of his platform. "We all have issues, and we all gotta work our s**t out," he told Weaver. "And I feel like one of the qualities of a great leader is not shutting people out. I miss that part. Even if we disagree, we've got to figure it out."
Before you dismiss Johnson's dream as impossible, NBCUniversal vice chairman Ron Meyer thinks President The Rock is a definite possibility. "If [becoming the president] is something he focused on, he probably would accomplish it." Meyer said of Johnson's unmitigated ambition and drive. "I think there's nothing that he couldn't do."