Doesn't Want to be a Politician

30 Aug 2019

In an interview at ITV News

I’m many things but above all I’m a moral coward and a social coward and I don’t think I could take the hatred and the dislike of those who disagree with what I said, it’s bad enough on Twitter.
Dwayne Johnson

Doesn't Want to be a Politician

Criticizes Trump

4 Apr 2018

In an interview with Rolling Stone, when asked if he was interested in entering the political arena

I mean, look, people are very excited, and it’s so flattering that they’re excited. I think it’s also a function of being very unsatisfied with our current president. But this is a skill set that requires years and years of experience. On a local level, on a state level and then on a national level. I have the utmost respect for our country and that position, and I’m not delusioned in any way to think, ‘Oh, absolutely, if Trump can do it, I can do it, and I’ll see you in 20-whatever, get ready.’ Not at all. I think in a lot of people’s minds, what Trump has proved is that anybody can run for president. And in a lot of people’s minds, what he’s also proved is that not everybody should run for president. What I’m sensing now is that we have to pivot back to people who have a deep-rooted knowledge of American history and politics and experience in policy and how laws get made. I think that pivot has to happen.

Wants Business in Politics

Doesn't Want to be a Politician

12 Jul 2017

In an interview with The Guardian

I do think the government needs real business advice, rather than attaching names for publicity reasons. Lots of different people in business could add value, not just by being advisers, but by being embedded in steering committees. [...] I’m not sure I’m cut out for politics, because I wouldn’t bullshit the nation. I’d much rather be open and honest with the electorate and say: “This is reality, this is the situation we’re in and this is what we’re doing to get out of it”. While that might be quite refreshing to hear, I don’t think it would go down too well. I’m not saying I wouldn’t ever be interested, but I’m pretty focused on my life in business at the moment.