The Rock calls running for president 'a real possibility'

The Rock is giving some solid thought toward running for president.

Dwayne Johnson seems to be serious about making a push for the American seat of power — an idea that has gained traction since last June when the actor told British GQ he’s interested in a career in politics.

“I think that it’s a real possibility,” Johnson said recently during an interview for GQ’s latest cover story.

“A year ago, it started coming up more and more,” he said. “There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think ‘Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful.'”

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Until then, he says he’d like to see more from President Trump.

“I’d like to see a better leadership. I’d like to see a greater leadership,” he told the magazine. “When there’s a disagreement, and you have a large group of people that you’re in a disagreement with-for example, the media-I feel like it informs me that I could be better.”

The new comments from Johnson seem to be a stronger indication that the “Baywatch” star is considering a run for office than some of his past remarks.

Shortly after last year’s election, the 45-year-old star simply told Vanity Fair that he “wouldn’t rule it out.”

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“It would be a great opportunity to help people, so it’s possible,” he told the magazine in November. “This past election shows that anything can happen.”

Johnson, 45, isn’t the only public figure to express interest in following President Trump’s footsteps as a celebrity to run for the Oval Office. Rapper Kanye West has said multiple times that he intends to run for president.

Many have speculated that Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg could be gearing up for a presidential campaign as well.

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