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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson endorses Joe Biden, Kamala Harris –

his first public political backing

Updated 28 September 2020 | 12:53 IST

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson endorsed former president, Joe Biden, and Sen. Kamala Harris, marking the primary time he’s ever publicly thrown his weight behind a political candidate.

With the exception of a quick flirtation with a 2020 presidential run himself, Johnson, 48, often takes great pains to stay apolitical at a time when Hollywood is seemingly filled to the brim with activism.

However, the “Jumanji” actor took to Instagram, on Sunday, where he shared a video of a virtual conversation he had with the 2 Democratic candidates and officially gave them his public endorsement.

“I’m getting to be pushing this political conversation just slightly bit more,” he began the video before introducing his chat with the duo. “Look, I’ve got friends altogether parties, but the one thing we’ll always agree on is that the conversation and thus the dialogue, and where that conversation land is usually the foremost critical part. Now, this is often often often something that I’ve never exhausted the past, so I’m getting to go big. You guys know me, if I go, I’m going big!”

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson endorsed Joe Biden for president.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson endorsed Joe Biden for president.

 

He added: “As a registered Independent for years now with centrist ideologies, I do feel that president Biden and Sen. Harris are the sole options to lead our country, which I’m endorsing them to become president and president .”

The “Hobbs & Shaw” actor then showed a recent conversation he had with Biden and Harris during which he appeared virtually from his home while they sat together on a stage. He began by showering the 2 candidates with what he sees as their respective qualifications for the White House.

“You’ve led, in my opinion, with great compassion and heart and drive, but also soul,” he said of Biden.

Turning his attention to Harris, Johnson said: “You’ve been an attorney, a neighborhood attorney, a state’s attorney, a U.S. senator, smart, though – I’ve seen you in those hearings – and, in my opinion, you’re a licensed bad–.”

Although he was complimentary, the star’s endorsement came with an opportunity for him to ask them both a drag. Reflecting on the recent death of his father, Rocky Johnson, he noted that one among the late WWE Hall of Famer’s mottos was that respect is some things to be earned.

“How will you earn the respect of the American people once you’re inside the White House?” he asked.

“By doing what we are saying we’re getting to do, by keeping our word, by leveling with the American people, by taking responsibility,” Biden quickly responded. “When we fail, acknowledge it. We’re not getting to be perfect, but take responsibility!“

Biden continued: “Tell the truth! It sounds so basic, but the American people are strong, they’re tough. they go to require anything if you level with them and tell the reality .”

Harris added: “it’s about trust, right? As we all know the character of trust… it’s a reciprocal relationship. You give and you receive trust. And one among the foundations of trust is truth, you’d wish to talk truth. But here’s the truth, the truth can sometimes be difficult to concentrate on and for that reason sometimes people don’t speak it, but you can’t have trust if you don’t speak the truth. you recognize that as a parent.”

Johnson’s raid politics for the 2020 election comes after he previously told Rolling Stone that he didn’t choose 2016. Although he voted for Barack Obama twice, he said he felt the alternatives the last time around weren’t adequate on either side.

“At the time, I just felt love it was either vote for the [candidate] I assumed would make a way better president than the opposite, albeit I’d rather have somebody else, or not choose the littlest amount. I wrestled back and forth with it. We were on the set of ‘Jumanji’ in Hawaii, and it really was like calling on the gods. Give me a solution. Ultimately, it had been [to not vote].”

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