Last week, a new poll showed nearly half of American voters would like to see Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson run for president. And while the "Fast and Furious" star knows he's not the most traditional candidate, he says he'd be honored "to serve the people."
On April 9, The Rock tweeted out a link to Newsweek's coverage of the new poll, which found a whopping 46 percent of Americans over 18 would support the wrestler-turned actor if he made good on previous comments suggesting he'd like to run.
"Not sure 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," he joked in the caption, "but if it ever happens it'd be my honor to serve the people."
Dwayne's tweet comes after USA Today asked if he was still considering the White House bid he's flirted with in recent years.
"I would consider a presidential run in the future if that's what the people wanted," he told the outlet in February. "Truly, I mean that, and I'm not flippant in any way with my answer," he added. "That would be up to the people … So I would wait, and I would listen. I would have my finger on the pulse, my ear to the ground."
Dwayne, 48, has speculated about running for president since at least 2016 — and the idea has generally been well received. An op-ed in a June 2016 edition of The Washington Post even argued the actor could be a viable candidate. Dwayne shared a link to the piece on Instagram at the time, saying he thinks, "the most important thing right now is strong honest leadership from our current and future leaders of this country."
Asked if he was still considering the presidency, Dwayne told GQ in 2017, "I think that it's a real possibility."
As GQ pointed out, Dwayne's classic American "rags-to-riches story" — born into an impoverished family, he's now the highest-paid actor in the world — could have major appeal to voters.
As for his political leanings, The Rock supported Joe Biden and Kamala Harris ahead of their 2020 win but declined to back either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in the previous presidential race, telling GQ he was wary of how his comments might "sway an opinion," something he said he "didn't want to do."
Later in the same interview, he shared some insight on what his own approach to running the country might be.
"Personally, I feel that if I were president, poise would be important. Leadership would be important," he said in response to a question about Donald Trump. "Taking responsibility for everybody. [If I didn't agree with someone] on something, I wouldn't shut them out. I would actually include them. The first thing we'd do is we'd come and sit down and we'd talk about it … The responsibility as president — I [would] take responsibility for everyone. Especially when you disagree with me. If there's a large number of people disagreeing, there might be something I'm not seeing, so let me see it. Let me understand it."
Of course, running for any office eats up a lot of time. And with two new films due out this year and a slate of at least five more in the works, according to imdb, Dwayne's next race will likely involve the box office, not the presidency.