Dwayne Johnson: Trump proves to many that “not everyone should run for president”
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“What I feel now is that we have to look to people who have a deep knowledge of American history and politics and experience with politics and how laws are made. I think this pivot must happen ”, the star of“ Rampage ” tell Rolling Stone in an interview published this week.
“I think in the minds of a lot of people, what Trump has proven is that anyone can run for President,” said the WWE wrestler-turned-box-office star, who has flirted over the years. with its own political offer. “And in the minds of a lot of people, what he also proved is that not everyone should run for president.”
Last year, a campaign committee dubbed “Run the Rock 2020” officially filed with the Federal Election Commission in an effort to draft Johnson. In an interview last year with GQ, he said there was a “real possibility” that he could make a run for the White House.
During his meeting with Rolling Stone, Johnson called the buzz surrounding Hollywood’s potential leap into politics “flattering.”
“I think it is also due to being very dissatisfied with our current president,” Johnson, a registered independent, said of the “excitement” of the public.
“But it’s a skill set that takes years and years of experience. At the local level, at the state level, then at the national level, ”said Johnson, 45. “I have the utmost respect for our country and this position, and I’m not kidding myself, ‘Oh, absolutely, if Trump can do it, I can do it, and I’ll see you in 20- whatever. , prepare yourselves. Not at all.”
Johnson says he did not vote in the 2016 presidential election: “At the time, I just felt like it was either voting for the [candidate] I thought I would make a better president than the other, although I would rather have someone else, or not vote at all.
“I fought back and forth with it. We were on the set of ‘Jumanji’ in Hawaii, and it was really like calling on the gods. Give me the answer. In the end, it was [to not vote],” he said.
But, he said, “The next election, in 2020, I think I’ll be a little more vocal about who I support.”