Dwayne Johnson reveals why running for president is now 'off the table'

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Voters rooting for a potential POTUS Dwayne Johnson have had their hopes shattered after the actor revealed he will no longer be running for the presidency.

On this week's CBS Sunday Morning, Johnson was asked by host Tracy Smith: "Is running for President off the table now?"

To which the former WWE superstar replied: "It's off the table, yes, it is off the table."

The father-of-three then continued with an explanation, adding: "I will say this because it requires a B-side to this. I love our country and everyone in it. I also love being a daddy. And that's the most important thing to me is being a daddy, No. 1, especially during this time, this critical time in my daughters' lives."

The 50-year-old is a loving father to three daughters - 21-year-old Simone Garcia Johnson with his first wife, Danny Garcia, and six-year-old Jasmine and four-year-old Tiana with his current wife, Lauren Hashian.

"I know what it was like to be on the road and be so busy that I was absent for a lot of years in my first daughter's. Growing up in this critical age at this critical time in their life, and that's what the presidency will do. So my number one priority is my daughters. Sure, CEO sounds great. But the number one thing I wanna be is daddy. That's it," the Fast & Furious actor noted.

In April 2021, Johnson spoke of his potential candidacy, stating: "I do have that goal to unite our country and I also feel that if this is what the people want, then I will do that," per The Guardian.

That same year, Johnson gave a Vanity Fair interview where it was revealed that a recent survey at the time showed he would have the support of 46% of Americans.

Later taking to Instagram, Johnson posted an image of himself, adding more of his thoughts into the caption: "46% of Americans galvanized in support of me being President is so humbling and it really sits me down and I shake my head in awe."

"But at the end of the day, I don't know the first thing about politics. I care deeply about our country. And I care about every f***ing American who bleeds red - and that's all of them. There's no delusion here. I may have some leadership qualities but that doesn't necessarily make me a great Presidential candidate. And that's where I am today," the Jumanji star continued.

"I'm not a politician so I don't care what side of the street you live on or what side of the aisle you sit on. Core values matter. Work hard, take care of your family, be kind to people, take pride in your name, take pride in your own two hands, be inclusive and respect EVERYONE and don't be full of s**t," he added.

He first teased the idea of presidency in 2017, when he appeared on The Ellen Show alongside fellow actor, Kevin Hart.

Hart told Ellen and the audience, per NME: "You know what, the world that we're living in today, you're seeing the real effect that genuine people like Dwayne have, and the one thing about him is he's very serious when it comes to spreading that love, that laughter and the up selling of life on a positive level."

"If he were to put himself in that position, he would get my support wholeheartedly… I know where his heart is. I really know him. So I know if he puts himself in that position, it's for the better of the people, I can only applaud him and support him for doing that," the comedian added.

After five years of high hopes, it looks like we won't be getting US President Rock after all.

Featured image credit: Rich Gold / Alamy

Dwayne Johnson reveals why running for president is now 'off the table'

vt-author-image

By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

Voters rooting for a potential POTUS Dwayne Johnson have had their hopes shattered after the actor revealed he will no longer be running for the presidency.

On this week's CBS Sunday Morning, Johnson was asked by host Tracy Smith: "Is running for President off the table now?"

To which the former WWE superstar replied: "It's off the table, yes, it is off the table."

The father-of-three then continued with an explanation, adding: "I will say this because it requires a B-side to this. I love our country and everyone in it. I also love being a daddy. And that's the most important thing to me is being a daddy, No. 1, especially during this time, this critical time in my daughters' lives."

The 50-year-old is a loving father to three daughters - 21-year-old Simone Garcia Johnson with his first wife, Danny Garcia, and six-year-old Jasmine and four-year-old Tiana with his current wife, Lauren Hashian.

"I know what it was like to be on the road and be so busy that I was absent for a lot of years in my first daughter's. Growing up in this critical age at this critical time in their life, and that's what the presidency will do. So my number one priority is my daughters. Sure, CEO sounds great. But the number one thing I wanna be is daddy. That's it," the Fast & Furious actor noted.

In April 2021, Johnson spoke of his potential candidacy, stating: "I do have that goal to unite our country and I also feel that if this is what the people want, then I will do that," per The Guardian.

That same year, Johnson gave a Vanity Fair interview where it was revealed that a recent survey at the time showed he would have the support of 46% of Americans.

Later taking to Instagram, Johnson posted an image of himself, adding more of his thoughts into the caption: "46% of Americans galvanized in support of me being President is so humbling and it really sits me down and I shake my head in awe."

"But at the end of the day, I don't know the first thing about politics. I care deeply about our country. And I care about every f***ing American who bleeds red - and that's all of them. There's no delusion here. I may have some leadership qualities but that doesn't necessarily make me a great Presidential candidate. And that's where I am today," the Jumanji star continued.

"I'm not a politician so I don't care what side of the street you live on or what side of the aisle you sit on. Core values matter. Work hard, take care of your family, be kind to people, take pride in your name, take pride in your own two hands, be inclusive and respect EVERYONE and don't be full of s**t," he added.

He first teased the idea of presidency in 2017, when he appeared on The Ellen Show alongside fellow actor, Kevin Hart.

Hart told Ellen and the audience, per NME: "You know what, the world that we're living in today, you're seeing the real effect that genuine people like Dwayne have, and the one thing about him is he's very serious when it comes to spreading that love, that laughter and the up selling of life on a positive level."

"If he were to put himself in that position, he would get my support wholeheartedly… I know where his heart is. I really know him. So I know if he puts himself in that position, it's for the better of the people, I can only applaud him and support him for doing that," the comedian added.

After five years of high hopes, it looks like we won't be getting US President Rock after all.

Featured image credit: Rich Gold / Alamy