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Dwayne Johnson Is Now 'Seriously Considering' Running For President

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is "seriously considering" running for President of the United States.

The wrestling legend turned Hollywood star has been linked to a presidential run in the past

But The People's Champ might actually be gunning for the role of The People's President, after appearing on The Ellen Show this week and saying he was "seriously considering" it.

His acting commitments meant he couldn't go for the gig in 2020, but that the "realistic consideration" would be running for president in 2024.

"I couldn’t do both (acting and politics)," he admitted to Variety.

"Realistically, as we go into 2018, when you look at my slate as we’re developing and shooting into 2019 and 2020, the slate goes deep into 2021, so it feels like the realistic consideration would be 2024."

Johnson does have political ambitions, and believes the weight of support from the public might get him over the line.

"It was never something that I trumpeted and beat my chest and ever said publicly, ‘This is what I’m going to do,’ but as that story picked up, Americans picked it up and there was this sentiment of, ‘We’re not joking, and we would really love the idea if you would run,'" he said.

"In that, I knew I had to listen to the people and really, really think about it.

"That’s where I’m at right now — I’m well aware politics is not the business I’m in, so the best thing I can do is continuing to listen and learn as much as I can. I’m continuing to watch our presidency and watch how every new development is handled.

"I continue to watch our leaders in government, and like all Americans, I continue to be hopeful that our leaders exhibit poise, perspective and the ability to bring our country together during these tough times — which I don’t feel our presidency is currently doing — so that’s where I’m at."

Johnson said a run for president would come out of loyalty to the people.

"I care deeply about our country, and I care deeply about our people – especially now," he said.

"Decency matters and being a decent human being matters, and character matters, and leadership matters."