The Rock for president? It could happen, just not in 2020.
During an interview with IndieWire at the Sundance Film Festival, the actor said he isn’t planning on running in the 2020 presidential race, despite earlier speculation that he would.
“I saw Kamala Harris’ speech the other day and thought it was good,” he said. “Just for me, I lack the experience, I lack a lot of things. Certainly not right now.”
He added that he isn’t ruling out a future bid, however.
“I’m not ruling it out,” he said, “I’m not ruling out the idea if I could make a bigger impact somehow, or potentially surround myself with good people.”
But for the time being, Johnson reiterated that he’s continuing to focus on his film work.
“We’re staying in our lane,” he said. “I have a lot of friends who are politicians, many former presidents, senators, former senators. You name it, on every level. While it is extremely flattering that a good amount of people feel that I should run for president, or make a decent president, or not suck at a being president, at the end of the day, I have a tremendous amount of respect for that position.”
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