Several years ago we would have thought this statement was insanity, but… at this point we would LOVE to have Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as our president!
After all, we just learned our former National Security Adviser already told the FBI Donald Trump colluded; The Rock’s worst crime is Baywatch.
“This whole thing started with a piece in The Washington Post about a year and a half, two years ago. And then, when it started to pick up and got to the point where it was just impossible to ignore, I said, ‘Of course I would consider a run.’ So where we’re at right now is just quietly observing everything happening on the political landscape, and when the next election comes along… I will be watching very intently.”
Though that answer was something of a tease, he did give a really thoughtful answer about how he would have handled something Trump botched — the NFL National Anthem protests:
“When there are so many polarizing perspectives and anger, what gnaws at my gut is the lack of leadership that wants to bring everybody together and listen. I believe in dialogue. Sometimes you’ve got to get down and dirty and have these tough conversations. And not just within your political parties. So, for example, you know the latest issue is our national anthem and individual NFL players who want to kneel├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥and also the pro basketball players and [Golden State Warrior] Steph Curry refusing his invitation to the White House. Steph is a very good buddy of mine├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥I know him and his family. And at the time when he declined the offer, I felt like it was our president’s perfect opportunity to say, ‘Now you must come to the White House and sit down with me, and I must hear you and understand you.'”
He admits he’s been angry through a lot of Trump’s Presidency, though that has evolved into something else:
“At first, I was getting angry, of course. Because these scenarios are right in front of us├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥when the players are kneeling as a last resort, as a desire to be heard, clearly they’re not being heard. It’s an opportunity for our leaders, our president and his staff, to hear them, truly hear them, and not be angry. I used to get pissed every day. I would wake up and pick up my phone and look at the alerts, and it’s like, ‘What am I gonna read today?’ But then I realized I needed to try and be as grateful as I could possibly be. What we’re in need of is a greater leadership that’s inclusive and truly hears the people and doesn’t have a knee-jerk reaction out of anger. Scenarios like this, while divisive, also clarify what we really want in the future. And we’ll have a chance in a few years to cast another vote, and we’ll see where the American people are when that time comes.”
Some really strong words!
Do YOU think The Rock will run in 2020??
[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]