“Jumanji” star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was named the No. 1 Reason to Love America by People magazine, and it seems that plenty of the nation’s residents think he should run for President.
A recent poll found that 46% of those surveyed would support the former WWE star if he decides to pursue the title of Commander-In-Chief, and the 49-year-old said it’s a “humbling honor” to be considered for the role.
I love our country to my core and I’m endlessly grateful for the opportunities I’ve had here, as a half-Black, half-Samoan kid being able to work my ass off knowing tenacity opens doors,” he commented. “In a lot of ways, I’m indebted to our great country for it.”
Johnson was quick to note that he is “not a politician nor did I ever have political passions, and quite frankly I’m not sure I even have the patience or resignation to deal with the B.S. that comes with politics and politicians.”
Though he might have to figure out how to. “When 46 percent of Americans say they’re in favor of me becoming president, that forces me to humbly and respectfully stand up, listen and learn.”
He’s no stranger to working hard to attain the unachievable, even in the face of discrimination. “When I wasn’t [in Hawaii], I was usually primarily in the South. And at that time growing up, you run into discrimination. You run into discrimination at the workplace,” he remarked.
“But I’ve always been of the mindset that I can’t change that and I can’t change the way I look. I was born with this color and who I am and where I’m from. So the best thing that I could do is control the controllables, put in the work with my own two hands, and if someone then continues to choose to discriminate against me, well, that’s on them,” he concluded.