WWE icon and Hollywood star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has finally ruled out ever making a run at becoming President of the United States.
The Rock wouldn’t be the first pro wrestler to make the switch from the ring to the political battlefield with his name linked to a run for President of the United States in the future. Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura became Governor of Minnesota back in 1999 and Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs is currently the Mayor of Knox County in Tennessee.
Speaking on CBS Sunday Morning. the former WWE Champion says he won’t be making a play for the White House saying that he has a much more important role to play in life:
“It’s off the table, yes. It is off the table. I will say this because it requires the B-side to this. I love our country and everyone in it. I also love being a daddy. That’s the most important thing, being a daddy. Number one. Especially during this time, this critical time in my daughter’s lives because I know what it was like to be on the road and be so busy that I was absent for a lot of years.”
“My first daughter’s growing up in this critical age at this critical time in her life and that’s what the presidency would do. My number one priority is my daughters. CEO sounds great, but the number one thing I want to be is daddy. That’s it.”
Actor and international star Dwayne @TheRock Johnson has been seriously talked about as a potential candidate for president – and it was talk he didn’t outright dismiss – until now. Johnson tells @thattracysmith he is ruling out a run for president & more this "Sunday Morning." pic.twitter.com/38DltxUFej
— CBS Sunday Morning 🌞 (@CBSSunday) October 7, 2022