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    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson didn't have "political passions" until the public called on him to run to be President in the future

    The former WWE star turned Hollywood actor has discussed the idea of running for office over the past year, and now he's admitted he isn't sure if he has "the patience" for the role, but he was flattered to discover that 46 per cent of Americans would back him for the White House


    Speaking to PEOPLE magazine, he said: "I love our country to my core and I’m endlessly grateful for the opportunities I’ve had here, as a half-black, half-Samoan kid being able to work my a** off knowing tenacity opens doors.

    “In a lot of ways, I’m indebted to our great country for it.

    "And let me be clear, I’m not a politician nor did I ever have political passions, and quite frankly I’m not sure I even have the patience or resignation to deal with the B.S. that comes with politics and politicians.

    "But when 46 per cent of Americans [in a recent poll] say they’re in favour of me becoming president, that forces me to humbly and respectfully stand up, listen and learn.”

    Back in February, the 48-year-old movie star admitted he "would consider" running for the White House - but only if "the people" wanted him to make the move into politics.

    He said at the time: "I would consider a presidential run in the future if that's what the people wanted.

    "Truly I mean that, and I'm not flippant in any way with my answer. That would be up to the people ... So I would wait, and I would listen."

    Dwayne previously suggested he could challenge Donald Trump for the US Presidency in 2020.

    And the action star confessed to being wowed by the support he'd received from fans.

    He reflected: "I’ve been really been blown away. And it’s so flattering. And I think you have to question why. I think it’s because, you know, a lot of people want to see a different leadership today - I’m sorry, not different, but better leadership today, right?"

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