Americans want Dwayne Johnson to run for president - here's what he has to say

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson for US president? The actor said he would be honoured to serve.

Earlier this week, a Newsweek poll found that almost 46% of Americans would support a presidential run by the actor.

The 48-year-old reacted to the results on Instagram. Alongside a screenshot of the article, he wrote: "I don't think our Founding Fathers ever envisioned a six-four, bald, tattooed, half-Black, half-Samoan, tequila drinking, pick up truck driving, fanny pack wearing guy joining their club - but if it ever happens it'd be my honour to serve you, the people."


In 2017 paperwork was filed on Dwayne's behalf by Kenton Tilford under the organisation, Run the Rock 2020.  In an interview with CCN at the time, Kenton said his goal was to "show Mr Johnson that his incredible popularity as an actor and public figure can translate into politics seamlessly. And I hope it influences him to take the plunge and run in 2020."

READ MORE | Papers filed for The Rock to run for president in 2020

In the new sitcom Young Rock - based on Dwayne's life - a fictional version of the wrestler campaigns for president in 2032.

In an interview with USA Today, Dwayne said: "I would consider a presidential run in the future if that's what the people wanted."

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