Dwayne Johnson says he will not endorse any presidential candidate this election as backing Biden... - 3 minutes read

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has said that he will not publicly back a candidate for this year's presidential race and will instead "keep my politics to myself."

The former WWE star turned actor openly endorsed Democratic presidential and vice-presidential nominees Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in 2020, which he noted was a first for him over his almost 30-year career.

However, in an interview with Fox News's Will Cain, Johnson said he won't repeat this endorsement ahead of Biden's looming rematch with Donald Trump.

"The endorsement that I made years ago with Biden was one I thought was the best decision for me at that time," Johnson said.

"Am I going to do that again this year? That answer's no," Johnson continued.

Dwayne Johnson appeared on Fox News.

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He then expressed regret over the "division" his endorsement of the Biden-Harris campaign created, something Johnson said "tears me up in my guts."

"I realize now going into this election, I'm not going to do that because my goal is to bring this country together — I believe in that, in my DNA," said the 51-year-old.

"So in the spirit of that, there's going to be no endorsement," Johnson reiterated.

"Not that I'm afraid of it at all," he added. "I'm going to keep my politics to myself, and I think it's between me and the ballot box."

The "Black Adam" star said he would "100%" support whomever the American people chose to be president."

When asked about his political ambitions, Johnson said running for president is not something fans should expect anytime soon.

The former professional wrestler first expressed interest in taking his talents to the White House in 2016 and has discussed the possibility recently.

The WWE champion previously entertained the idea of taking his talents to the White House.

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A 2021 poll revealed that 46% of US adults would back his campaign for the Oval Office, which Johnson said on the Spotify podcast, "What Now? with Trevor Noah," podcast "really moved" him.

Speaking to Fox, he said he was committed to raising his family, which he previously told CBS News in October 2022 was why running for president was "off the table."

"Right now, my desire and my priorities are my babies and school drop-offs and pickups and things like that. That's important to me," the father-of-three said.

"In the spirit of bringing people together and bringing our country together, I don't know if that's the right move at this point," Johnson added.

Source: Business Insider

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