Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the former WWE Champion and global entertainment icon, has recently made headlines for his potential entry into politics. Rumors have circulated about his interest in running for President in the future, and during a visit to Capitol Hill, he engaged in meetings with U.S. senators.
In an interview on Trevor Noah’s What Now podcast, The Rock revealed that multiple political parties have approached him about a potential presidential run. Reports indicate that a significant percentage of voters (46%) would be willing to cast their ballots for Dwayne Johnson if he decided to run for President.
According to TMZ, during his visit to Washington D.C., The Rock met with prominent lawmakers, including Senators Susan Collins, Dick Durbin, Donald Trump’s buddy Lindsey Graham, Mark Kelly, Jon Tester, Tammy Duckworth, and Todd Young. His XFL CEO, Dany Garcia, accompanied him. The meeting, initiated by Senator Tester, focused on topics ranging from football to military recruitment. The goal was to leverage The Rock’s influence to encourage more young people to enlist in the Armed Forces.
Senator Collins expressed her excitement about the meeting, acknowledging The Rock’s massive following and expressing her desire to take photos with him. The visit also included a handshake with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and The Rock posed for a photo with Capitol Police officers.
The meeting with senators suggests that some believe The Rock’s influence could positively impact military recruitment. While The Rock remains interested in politics and has met with lawmakers, the decision to run for President is still uncertain. His potential entry into politics adds an intriguing dimension to his multifaceted career.
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