During an appearance on Trevor Noah’s podcast “What Now?” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson revealed that several political parties approached him in 2022 to ask if he would run for president.
Dwayne Johnson says multiple political parties approached him in 2022 and asked him to run for president.
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The wrestler-turned-actor had floated the idea in past interviews, although he said in October 2022 that his responsibilities as a father would prevent him from actually running for office.
During their conversation, former “Daily Show” host Noah brought up a 2021 political poll that claimed 46% of U.S. adults would support Johnson’s campaign for president.
“That was an interesting poll that happened and I was really moved by that,” Johnson said. “I was really blown away and I was really honored. I’ll share this little bit with you: at the end of the year in 2022, I got a visit from the parties asking me if I was going to run, and if I could