HOLLYWOOD star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has only publicly endorsed a presidential candidate once throughout his career. The actor p
HOLLYWOOD star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has only publicly endorsed a presidential candidate once throughout his career.
The actor played with the idea of running for office in the next election, saying it would “be an honor” to serve as a US president.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has only endorsed one candidate throughout his career[/caption]
Is Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson a Democrat or Republican?
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s political stance is ambiguous.
The actor previously identified as a Republican and even spoke at the 2000 Republican National Convention but endorsed Kamala Harris and Joe Biden during the 2020 run.
He shared a video leading up to the election praising the Democratic candidates with the caption: “As a political independent and centrist for many years, I’ve voted for Democrats in the past as well as Republican.
“In this critical election, I believe Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the best to lead our country and as my first ever [public] presidential endorsement, I proudly endorse them for the presidential office of our United States.”
Johnson endorsed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris during the 2020 election[/caption]
In the clip, Johnson says: “I’ve never publicly endorsed a presidential candidate or vice-presidential candidate in my life.
“You guys are both experienced to lead, you’ve done great things. Joe, you’ve had such an incredible career, and you’ve led, in my opinion, with such great compassion, and heart, and drive—but also soul.
Speaking to Harris, Johnson continued: “You have been an attorney, a district attorney, a state attorney, a US senator—smart, tough.
Adding: “I’ve seen you in those hearings, and in my opinion you’re a certified badass.”
What did Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson say about Trump?
Johnson has openly criticized former President Trump in the past.
During the George Floyd death and the police brutality marches, the actor slammed Trump’s response during the protests, saying: “Where is our leader at this time when our country is down on its knees, begging, pleading, hurt, angry, frustrated, in pain with its arms out, just wanting to be heard?”
Johnson did not explicitly mention Trump but was alluding to the “leader” of the US.
Johnson criticized Trump on social media during the police brutality protests[/caption]
“Where is our compassionate leader who’s going to step up to our country who’s down on its knees, and extend a hand and say, ‘You stand up, stand up with me because I got you. I hear you, I’m listening to you,” he added.
Is Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson running for office?
Johnson hinted at wanting to pursue a career in politics and shared a snapshot of a poll on his Instagram that said 46% of Americans would support “The Rock” if he ran for president.
He told Vanity Fair in 2018 that running for president is something that he “seriously considered,” but he needed time to learn about the position.
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“I have so much respect for the position. It’s something that I seriously considered,” he said. “What I need is time to go out and learn.”
Johnson referred to the Instagram poll results as “humbling” and wrote: “I don’t think our Founding Fathers EVER envisioned a six-four, bald, tattooed, half-Black, half-Samoan, tequila drinking, pick up truck driving, fanny pack wearing guy joining their club.
Adding: “But if it ever happens it’d be my honor to serve you, the people.”