Reporters pressed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on whether he plans to run for president today, as he made a visit to Capitol Hill to meet with senators.
At a photo op with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Johnson was asked, “Are you running for president?” and “Do you plan to run for president?” But he did not answer.
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Last week, Johnson said on Trevor Noah’s What Now? podcast, “At the end of the year . . . in 2022 I got a visit from the parties, asking me if I was going to run and if I could run,” Johnson said. “It was a big deal. And it came out of the blue. And it was one after the other.”
In the podcast, Johnson did not elaborate on who it was from each party who approached him, and his representatives declined to comment further. But he has previously said that he entertained the idea of a presidential bid, but he told Noah that he did not want to be taken away from time with his daughters.
According to MSNBC, Johnson met with lawmakers to talk about his efforts to promote military recruitment. Among those at the meeting were Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT).
Also spotted at the Capitol today, per HuffPost’s Igor Bobic: director Christopher Nolan. Nolan has been in Washington, D.C. to receive an award from the Federation of American Scientists.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson met with Senators about his efforts to help with military recruitment. The Rock recently said he’s been approached about a presidential run by Democrats and Republicans. pic.twitter.com/NcRAAXNPhq
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