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The Rock said running for president is 'a real possibility'


A year ago, a television star successfully running for the presidency would have seemed like an impossibility. 

But now that there pretty much are no rules about who can become president, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has revealed his political ambitions in an interview with GQ, saying that a run for the top office might be "a real possibility." 

Johnson is a registered independent, having supported both Republican and Democratic candidates in the past. Johnson did not endorse either candidate during the 2016 election. 

“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.’”

“I feel like I’m in a position now where my word carries a lot of weight and influence, which of course is why they want the endorsement,” Johnson said on the subject of the privacy of his political opinions.

"The Rock" posted this Instagram photo promoting the article. 

Johnson's potential candidacy has raised some interesting questions on Twitter. 

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