Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson wants to see a change in the White House and he’s going big to help make it happen.
The WWE legend publicly endorsed a presidential ticket for the first time on Sunday, and said he supports Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
“This is something that I’ve certainly not done in the past, so I’m going to go big. You guys know me, if I go, I go big,” Johnson said in a video posted on his social media channels.
“As a registered Independent for years now with centrist ideologies, I do feel that Vice President Biden and Senator Harris are the best choice to lead our country, and I am endorsing them to become President and Vice President, of our United States,” he explained.
Progress takes courage, humanity, empathy, strength, KINDNESS & RESPECT.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 27, 2020
The actor and businessman said he has voted for both parties in the past, but decided to endorse the Democratic presidential ticket because this is “arguably the most critical election our country has seen in decades.”
The seven and a half minute video includes an interview Johnson did with Biden and Harris. Johnson called the two “experienced to lead” and said Harris is a “certified badass.” He then asked the candidates how they will earn the respect of all Americans once they get elected.
“By doing what we say we’re going to do, by keeping our word, by leveling with the American people, by taking responsibility,” Biden said. “When we fail, acknowledge it. We’re not going to be perfect, but take responsibility…. and tell the truth!”
Harris added, “One of the foundations of trust is truth, you must speak truth. But here’s the reality, truth can sometimes be really difficult to hear and for that reason, sometimes people don’t speak it. But you cannot have trust if you don’t speak truth.”
Johnson ended by promising to continue to push the political conversation. “There is much more to come,” he said.