Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has no ambitions to soon run for president.
On “CBS Sunday Morning” with Tracy Smith, the actor, 50, explored demands for him to run for president in 2024. Although he had pondered running for the highest office, it is currently “off the table.”
“I adore our nation and its people. I also enjoy being a father, “According to Johnson. The “Black Adam” actor has three daughters: Simone, 21, Jasmine, 6, and Tiana, four.
Actor and international star Dwayne @TheRock Johnson has been seriously talked about as a potential candidate for president – and it was talk he didn’t outright dismiss – until now. Johnson tells @thattracysmith he is ruling out a run for president & more this "Sunday Morning." pic.twitter.com/38DltxUFej
— CBS Sunday Morning 🌞 (@CBSSunday) October 7, 2022
He believes the president will drag him away from Jasmine and Tiana at this “crucial time” in their lives.
“I know what it’s like to be on the road and so busy that I was missing for many years for my first daughter’s growing up,” Johnson remarked, referring to the peak of his WWE career. “My daughters are my top priority. The CEO sounds fantastic, but the most important thing I want to be is a father.”
On Instagram, the “Jumanji” star elaborated, saying he’s been “approached by the most powerful in politics on both sides of the aisle asking and supporting that I run for President.”
“It’s humbling, grateful, and motivating even to be having these talks because I’m not a politician and have never aspired to be one,” he said. “But I am a patriot, and I adore my country and its people.”
Ultimately, Johnson is “choosing parenthood above presidency,” he wrote.
The actor did not clarify whether he would contemplate running for president once his daughters grow older.
Many Hollywood celebrities, including Ye and Howard Stern, have put their names in the hat for future elections.
Johnson stated in 2019 that he would not run for president in 2020 because “I lack experience, I lack a lot of stuff,” but he did not rule out a future run.
“I’m not ruling out the idea if I could make a bigger impact somehow or potentially surrounding myself with good people,” he told IndieWire at the time.