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The Rock Says It’s ‘A Humbling Honor’ That People Want Him to Run For President

June 16, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has weighed in on recent polls that want to see him run for president. During his interview with People Magazine celebrating his bing picked as the #1 reason to love America, the actor/WWE alum was asked about a recent poll that found 46% of respondents want him to run for the executive office.

Calling the result a “humbling honor,” Johnson said, “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. In a lot of ways, I’m indebted to our great country for it.”

He went on to say that he’s “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. But 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.”

Johnson also talked about his bouts with depression that he’s had over the years, saying, “The first time I was 18 years old and I had no idea what depression was. Back then it was called ‘get off the couch, get your s**t together, and change what’s happening here.’ I was an only child, and I was always a better listener than I was a communicator in terms of sharing my feelings. The most important thing obviously is communicating and realizing that asking for help is actually the most powerful thing you can do and it’s not a weakness. Men especially fall into this trap of being really adverse to vulnerability. But the truth is you have to, hopefully over time, learn to embrace that. It’s all part of life.”