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The Rock plans to get experience before eventual U.S. presidential run

Former WWE Champion The Rock recently joined The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote his new film, Skyscraper. During the appearance Colbert brought up an old Tweet from The Rock that he issued out an hour before then-President Of The United States Barack Obama announced Osama Bin Laden had been killed. The Rock Tweeted out “Just got word that will shock the world – Land of the free… home of the brave DAMN PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!”

Rock said that he had been tipped off by someone close to the situation beforehand, but refused to identify who it was. He was told that President Obama was going to make the announcement in 30 seconds, but then his announcement was delayed by an hour.

In regards to his rumored Presidential run, Rock said he plans on running in either 2024 or 2028. He also said he’s not “delusional” and knows he needs experience beforehand, and plans on working and learning to understand policy before running:

“I absolutely do, yes,” Johnson said. “Just to put it into context, the Washington Post posted a story and the gist of it was if I did run I would have a legitimate shot at winning. It kinda picked up this steam, and when it picked up this steam a lot of the American public thought, ‘that’s a great idea!’

“So when that started picking up when I’m asked [I say] of course I have incredible respect for our American people and our country. So I said yes I will consider it. Of course, I would. But at the same time, I’m not delusional at all, like I need experience. So if that were to happen in 2024 or 2028 I would have to go to work and get some experience and understand policy.”

H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions


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