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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson made headlines recently by saying he’d consider running for president in 2020, and he talked a bit more about the possibility with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday.
Johnson said he has been amazed by the “surge and the groundswell” of attention he has received since mentioning he’d consider running in a GQ interview. He was especially surprised by one national poll that said he would beat Donald Trump in an election held today.
“I’ve really been blown away. It’s so flattering,” said Johnson.
The Rock said he thinks that people are looking for a better kind of leader these days.
“I think it’s because, you know, a lot of people want to see a different leadership today — I’m sorry, not a different, but a better leadership today,” said the actor. “More poise, less noise.”
He added that he thinks he’s become a person that many people can relate to: “I get up early in the morning at a ridiculous hour, I go to work, and spend time with the troops, I take care of my family, I love taking care of people. I think that kind of thing really resonates with people, especially today.”
As for whether he’ll run in 2020, he merely said he’s not ruling anything out.
“Three-and-a-half years is a long ways away, so we’ll see,” he said.
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