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No, The Rock will not run to become president of the United States
Photo: © ANP

No, The Rock will not run to become president of the United States

No, The Rock will not run to become president of the United States
Photo: © ANP

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has finally put to bed speculation that he could run to become president of the United States.

A former professional wrestler with WWE, Johnson is now one of the most popular and bankable movie stars on the planet, having starred in a series of hits such as entries in the Fast and Furious franchise and the Jumanji reboot franchise.

He will soon make his comic book movie debut in the upcoming Black Adam for DC Comics.

The Rock's all-round popularity and fantastic public image have made him a prime candidate to get into politics, should he wish.

But, even though he has toyed with the idea in the past, he insists that fatherhood is more important.

"It’s off the table," Johnson said on CBS Sunday Morning.

"I will say this 'cause it requires a B-side: I love our country and everyone in it. I also love being a daddy. And that’s the most important thing to me — is being a daddy. Number one, especially during this time, this critical time in my daughters' lives, because I know what it was like to be on the road and be so busy that I was absent for a lot of years in my first daughter's ... life.

"And that's what the presidency would do."

The Rock's Instagram post

Johnson would further discuss the presidency rumours in a social media post on Instagram. He confirmed that he has never had true aspirations of taking up residency in The White House.

"With midterms here and a presidential election 2 years away, I’ve been approached by the most influential in politics on both sides of the aisle asking and supporting that I run for president. It’s a humbling, grateful and inspiring feeling to even have these conversations, as I’m not a politician nor have I ever aspired to be one. But I am a patriot to my core, love my country and everyone in it.

"But being a father to my little girls is the most important thing in my life. To raise ‘em and always be there, during these critical years in their life. I know what it’s like to not be there all the time as a father, because of an unrelenting work schedule.

"I won’t let that happen ever again."

The Rock has three daughters, Jasmine and Tiana with current wife Lauren Hashian, and Simone from his previous marriage to Dany Garcia.

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