Here is disappointing information for the 46 p.c of Individuals who would possible assist Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson’s presidential run: He is simply saying no to being on the poll.
The Black Adam star, 50, mentioned on CBS Sunday Morning that the thought of working for U.S. president is “off the desk” as a result of his precedence and focus is his household.
“It’s off the desk,” the professional wrestler turned film famous person mentioned, repeating himself for emphasis. “I’ll say this ‘trigger it requires a B-side: I like our nation and everybody in it. I additionally love being a daddy. And that’s crucial factor to me — is being a daddy. Primary, particularly throughout this time, this vital time in my daughters’ lives.”
Johnson is a hands-on dad to Tiana, 4, and Jasmine, 6 with spouse Lauren Hashian, sharing many humorous daddy-daughter moments on Instagram. He additionally shares Simone, 21, with ex-wife Dany Garcia, and admitted that, being at a unique place in his profession when she was younger, he missed out on particular moments along with his eldest.
“I do know what it was wish to be on the highway and be so busy that I used to be absent for lots of years in my first daughter’s [life],” he mentioned. “Rising up on this vital age at this vital time of their life.”
So “my primary precedence is my daughters,” he mentioned. “Certain, CEO sounds nice. However the primary factor I need to be is daddy. That’s it.”
The thought of “Dwayne Johnson for president” has been brewing for a while. That was truly the title of an article in Britain’s GQ journal again in 2016. The next 12 months, it crossed the pond when the U.S model of the journal ran an article with the identical title (simply including an exclamation level as a result of it deserved one). The thought continued to realize momentum and in 2018 Johnson revealed he took conferences with specialists from throughout the political spectrum to “perceive extra” of what the job would entail. Forward of the 2020 election, he made his first presidential endorsement, giving his vote to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
The film star definitely sounded presidential in 2021 when a ballot confirmed that 46 p.c of Individuals would possible vote for him if he ran. (For context, Donald Trump was commander in chief.) On the time, Johnson spoke of his “objective to unite our nation” — and continued to toy with the thought, additionally saying, “If that is what the folks need, then I’ll try this.”
It looks like, no less than for now, the general public will proceed to view him as a quasi-politician. Simply this week whereas selling his new film he had a “child kissing” second — a marketing campaign tactic politicians have traditionally used to garner public assist — when a stranger handed their toddler by way of a crowd in order that Johnson may maintain it. Thankfully, he was recreation. Working for workplace? Not a lot.