Dwayne Johnson says he's running for U.S. President

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Dwayne Johnson says he's running for U.S. President

LOS ANGELES -- Fast Furious star Dwayne Johnson said on Monday that he would run for the U.S. president if he felt that he had enough support from Americans.

Johnson, 48, one of the highest-paid and most popular actors in the United States, has been flirting with a possible White House bid for several years.

I do have the goal to unite our country and I also feel that if this is what the people want, then I will do that, Johnson said when asked about his presidential ambitions in an interview broadcast on The Today Show on Monday.

The former professional wrestler did not indicate which party he would represent or when he might launch any bid for the White House.

His remarks follow an online public opinion poll released by consumer trends company Johnson last week that found some 46% Americans would consider voting for Piplsay.

Johnson, known as The Rock, said he was humbled by the poll.

I do n't think our Founding Fathers EVER envisioned a six-four, half-Black, half-Samoan tequila drinking, pick-up truck driving, fanny pack wearing guy joining their club, but if it ever happens it would be my honor to serve you, the people, said he in an Instagram posting.

Johnson, whose work includes the rebooted Jumanji franchise and the television show Young Rock, joins a long list of American celebrities who have ran for political office, including former Apprentice star Donald Trump.

Caitlyn Jenner and former Olympic champion Magic Mike are reported to be weighing potential run for governor in Texas and California respectively.

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