Hollywood megastar Dwayne Johnson sat down with Rolling Stone to talk about his stardom as well as the chance of becoming President Rock. The former pro wrestler, who is now Hollywood’s biggest star, made a few noteworthy comments. The Rock explained why he didn’t vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.
Johnson admitted that outside of only shaking his hand one time 15 or 20 years ago during a wrestling event at Madison Square Garden, he doesn’t really know Trump. Despite this he is pretty sure he wouldn’t like him because, “I don’t like bullies.”
Per Rolling Stone:
Can you imagine the Rock’s reaction if a man on his set mocked a person with a disability, or bragged about assaulting a woman? “You’re gone,” Johnson says angrily. “You’re done. I don’t have friends like that, nor is it anywhere in our business.” That kind of behavior, he says, “is why I didn’t vote for him.”
Johnson says he voted for Obama twice, but he didn’t vote in 2016. “At the time, I just felt like it was either vote for the [candidate] I thought would make a better president than the other, even though I would rather have someone else, or not vote at all. I wrestled back and forth with it. We were on the set of Jumanji in Hawaii, and it really was like calling on the gods. Give me the answer. Ultimately, it was [to not vote].”
Johnson also made it clear he will not be sitting out the next election.”The next elections, in 2020, I think I’ll be a little bit more vocal in who I support,” Johnson said.
He was also asked about the prospects of President Rock. He did say he has had some “under-the-radar” meetings about the issue but is nowhere close ot making a political move.
Johnson said “people are excited, and it’s so flattering that they’re excited” but made it clear that this is mostly because the people are “very unsatisfied with our current president.”
Rolling Stone and Dwayne Johnson touched on a range of issues, it’s definitely an interview worth checking out.
Very selective when it comes to big profiles being done on me because it requires my personal space & time to be given up – I’m not keen on that. Very happy I did this with writer Josh Eells and @RollingStone.
Captured my real DNA. Hope you enjoy. https://t.co/L3Biu8BRT5
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 4, 2018