Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, the former wrestler turned blockbuster film actor, continues to entertain the possibility of challenging President Donald Trump for the White House in 2020.
During an appearance on The Tonight Show on Thursday, Johnson told host Jimmy Fallon that he has been astonished and flattered at the public’s reaction to a statement he made last week in which he said he would consider running for the president.
‘I’ve been really been blown away,’ Johnson said.
‘And it’s so flattering. And I think you have to question why.
‘I think it’s because, you know, a lot of people want to see a different leadership today — I’m sorry, not different, but better leadership today, right? A better leadership.’
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When asked what qualities make him fit to be commander in chief, he said: ‘I think more poised, less noise.
‘And I also think that over the years I’ve become a guy that a lot of people kind of relate to: get up early in the morning at a ridiculous hour, go to work and spend time with the troops, take care of my family.
‘I love taking care of people. And I think that kind of thing really resonates with people, especially today. I love coming here to “The Tonight Show” crowd.’
As the studio audience applauded Johnson, he added: ‘Three and a half years is a long ways away. So we’ll see.’