Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson cooked up his first-ever presidential endorsement with one for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his working mate, Sen. Kamala Harris of California.
The self-described “registered unbiased with centrist ideologies” has voted for each events prior to now, however the “Quick and Livid” franchise star remained silent on his political views for a lot of his profession.
However forward of this “important presidential election,” Johnson made it clear: He’s backing Biden and Harris come November.
Johnson sat down with the duo in a digital dialog by way of his YouTube channel Sunday. “It’s DJ,” Biden stated initially of the video with Harris, who added that she’s a “big fan” of Johnson’s movies and cited his “Quick and Livid” movies and “Jumanji” as her private favorites.
“I’ve been a fortunate man over time in my life and my profession to have been a part of and took part in some actual defining moments, and I’ve by no means publicly endorsed a presidential candidate or vice-presidential candidate in my life over my profession,” Johnson stated.
The previous WWE wrestler went on to reward the presidential hopeful’s expertise and political profession, commending Biden for main with “nice compassion and coronary heart and drive, but additionally soul.”
Johnson then dubbed Harris a “licensed badass” for her work as California’s lawyer basic, with a particular point out of her method throughout Senate hearings.
Requested by Johnson about how the 2 plan to “earn the respect of all of the American individuals,” Biden supplied a direct response about restoring accountability to the White Home.
“By doing what we are saying we’re going to do. By conserving our phrase. By leveling with the American individuals. By taking accountability. Once we fail, acknowledge it. We’re not going to be excellent, however take accountability. Say, ‘That is what I’m going to do. That is what I imagine.’ And inform the reality,” he stated. “Our administration, DJ, goes to appear like America. It’s going to be consultant of all of America.”
Harris additionally drilled down on reestablishing belief with voters.
“You need to converse fact, however right here’s the truth: Fact can generally be actually troublesome to listen to. And for that purpose generally individuals don’t converse it. However you can’t have belief if you happen to don’t converse fact,” she stated.
Harris added: “That needs to be a part of the core of what we do as we go ahead as a result of, to your level, we’re dealing with as a rustic so many challenges, and individuals are grieving.
“I imply, individuals are grieving the lack of life, the lack of jobs, the lack of certainty, the lack of normalcy. And to heal and get via this, we’re gonna need to be trustworthy about what therapeutic would require,” she stated.
The sentiment hit house with Johnson, who revealed earlier this month that he and his household had been recovering from COVID-19 after testing constructive weeks in the past.
“While you’re trustworthy with a situation and individuals who you care about, … it leads proper into making progress however via a humanity,” he stated.
Johnson beforehand expressed curiosity in a political profession, calling his potential candidacy for president a “actual risk” again in 2017. He has since buddied as much as former Democratic candidate and unabashed “Ballers” fan Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, with the 2 continuously exhibiting one another love on social media.
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