Dave Grohl Rules Out Running For President: “I’m Not Doing An Oprah”

Dave Grohl Rules Out Running For President: “I’m Not Doing An Oprah”
Tuáthla Lucey
Tuáthla Lucey

23 May 2018

Cross Dave Grohl off your 2020 Presidency candidate list. 

He has ruled himself out of the running for the US presidency saying that he's "not doing an Oprah"

Speaking to GQ, Grohl said that the Foos drummer, Taylor Hawkins had asked him if he would consider running to be US President. 

“(Hawkins) said, ‘You need to be president and run for office.’ Fuck that. And that’s my quote, right there,” Grohl said. “I’m not doing an Oprah. I’m not going to go, ‘Well, you never know.'”

He added;

“The American Dream was still tangible, still desirable,” 

“Today, the American Dream is broken. I’ve probably travelled internationally more than our current president and the one thing I understand that he doesn’t is that the world isn’t as big as you think it is. It is all in your neighbourhood. India, Asia, Iceland aren’t other solar systems."


“I am ashamed of our president. I feel apologetic for it when I travel.”