In addition to being one of the biggest movie stars in the world, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has long had close ties to the American military. He was one of the first civilians to know about the assassination of bin Laden, and he's been a proud supporter of the troops and our veterans for years, recently working with his production company on Rock The Troops, a new special on Spike TV that airs next month in which he and some of his friends perform for 45,000 of our soldiers overseas.
Countdown is on.. join us for the BIGGEST MILITARY EVENT EVER of its kind on American soil. 45,000+ troops and their families having one of the best nights and me and my buddies having the privilege to entertain them and say "THANK YOU". Join us December 13th on @spiketv for a truly memorable night. Proud to bring you this one as we had so much fun and made history - TOGETHER. #RockTheTroops🇺🇸
But his affinity for the men and women in our military isn't the end of Johnson's political leanings. There's a growing movement that wants to see him run for President, and he appears to be taking the idea seriously. In March, he tweeted this:
And back in June, he told British GQ the following:
"I'll be honest, I haven't ruled politics out. I'm not being coy when I say that, but at the moment I am not sure. I can't deny that the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring. And beyond that, it would be an opportunity to make a real impact on people's lives on a global scale.
So where does he stand on the matter today, in the wake of Donald Trump winning the presidency last week? Vanity Fair asked him, and here was his reply:
“I wouldn't rule it out,” Johnson, 44, told Vanity Fair with a big smile after speaking at a press conference to promote his latest film Moana in Los Angeles on Sunday. “It would be a great opportunity to help people, so it’s possible. This past election shows that anything can happen.”
Of course, people would need to get a better idea of his policy ideas before they turned out to vote for The Rock, but as last week's election revealed, a large portion of our country doesn't give a shit if you've never held public office before in your life and have absolutely zero political experience. Here's hoping The Rock actually follows through on these insinuations, because I'm very interested in what he might be able to do for the country if he were to actually take a run at the White House.