WWE legend Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is ruling out a run for president.
Despite previously entertaining a run for president of the United States, Johnson told CBS in a recent interview that the idea is now "off the table." CBS' interview with Johnson will air on CBS Sunday Morning this weekend.
Johnson said he loves the United States and everyone in it, but the most important thing to him is being a father to his daughters.
"It's off the table. Yes, it is off the table," Johnson said.
"I will say this, 'cause it requires a B side to this: I love our country and everyone in it. I also love being a daddy. And that's the most important thing to me, is being a daddy, number one, especially during this time, this critical time in my daughters' lives. 'Cause I know what it was like to be on the road and be so busy that I was absent for a lot of years when my first daughter's growing up in these critical age at this critical time in their life. And that's what the presidency will do. Sure, CEO sounds great. But the number one thing I want to be is daddy. That's it."
The idea of Johnson running for president in the future has been part of the story for his "Young Rock" television series on NBC.
While speaking with Vanity Fair for an interview that was released last October, Johnson said he wasn't ruling out the possibility of running for president then -- but he wasn't sure that he would make a great candidate.
“You know, at the end of the day, I don’t know the first thing about politics. I don’t know the first thing about policy," Johnson said. "I care deeply about our country. I care about every f*cking American who bleeds red, and that’s all of them. And -- there’s no delusion here -- I may have some decent leadership qualities, but that doesn’t necessarily make me a great presidential candidate. That’s where I am today.”
Johnson endorsed Joe Biden for president in the 2020 election.
Johnson stars in the DC Comics film "Black Adam," which will be released in theaters on October 21.