Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson running for president 'a real possibility'

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson says he'll consider running for president.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson says he'll consider running for president.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is the latest celebrity to eye up the White House, saying he's considering running for president.

The actor told GQ he first got the idea a year ago, and since then "it's started coming up more and more".

Johnson, who spent some years growing up in New Zealand, says "it is a real possibility" - and he'd do things differently to the current celebrity-turned-president.

"Personally, I feel that if I were president, poise would be important. Leadership would be important. I wouldn't shut [anyone who disagreed] out. I would actually include them," he says.

"The first thing we'd do is we'd come and sit down, and we'd talk about it. It's hard to categorise right now how I think [President Trump] is doing, other than to tell you how I would operate."

He's not the only new celebrity after the position. Last year, rapper Kanye West announced on Twitter he would run for president in 2020 - but later delayed his bid until 2024, so he wouldn't compete with President Trump.

Johnson says he has "a tremendous amount of respect for the [political] process", although he turned down offers to campaign for both Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump in 2016.

The Fast & Furious star cited being "in a position now where my word carries a lot of weight".

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