Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson endorses Biden-Harris ticket for White House

In a first for the most electrifying man in sports entertainment, The Rock has publicly endorsed a candidate for public office

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has never publicly endorsed a candidate for public office before.

All that has now changed, as he’s announced his support for Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to be elected the next president and vice president on the United States this November.

The actor and former wrestler posted his official announcement on his Twitter page on Sunday morning. Not only did he give his endorsement, but he also recorded a video of him speaking with both Biden and Harris, asking them about what they plan to do if they win.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson attends the premiere of Sony Pictures’ “Jumanji: The Next Level” at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson attends the premiere of Sony Pictures’ “Jumanji: The Next Level” at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Johnson is a self-proclaimed “political independent and centrist” who has voted for both Democrats and Republicans in his lifetime. He also revealed he has friends “in all parties.” However, he’s choosing to speak up now for what he calls “the most critical election this country has seen in decades.”

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The video transitioned from Johnson making his endorsement announcement alone and outdoors to a virtual sit-down with Biden and Harris, where he complimented them both and told them he was endorsing them in the election. Johnson then asked the duo how they plan to earn the respect of the nation if they win.

“By doing what we say we’re going to do. By keeping our word,” Biden answered. “When we fail, acknowledge it. We’re not going to be perfect, but take responsibility.”

Harris responded to the same question by saying that trust needs to be established between the American people and the Administration.

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“It’s a reciprocal relationship. You give and receive trust,” Harris answered. “And one of the foundations of trust is truth.”

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris confer on stage outside the Chase Center after Biden delivered his acceptance speech on the fourth night of the Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center on August 20, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris confer on stage outside the Chase Center after Biden delivered his acceptance speech on the fourth night of the Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center on August 20, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Harris continued by saying that it’s difficult to be truthful at times because sometimes people don’t want to always hear the truth, but that the nation has been suffering so much that being truthful is crucial to progress.

“People are grieving the loss of life, the loss of jobs, the loss of certainty, the loss of normalcy,” Harris said. “And to heal and get through this, we’re going to have to be honest about what healing will require.”

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson reveals he ripped the front gate off his house to get to work on time

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson proved his muscles aren’t just for show by ripping the front gate off his own house so that he could get to work on time.

The 48-year-old actor and fitness enthusiast shared a photo of his front gate laying in the grass near his home on Friday with a lengthy caption explaining that a power outage forced him to take matters into his own hands, literally, so that he could get back to work on the movie “Red Notice.”

“Not my finest hour, but a man’s gotta go to work. We experienced a power outage due to severe storms, causing my front gate not to open,” he wrote. “I tried to override the hydraulic system to open the gates, which usually works when power goes out – but this time it wouldn’t.”

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Johnson explained that the earliest estimate he could get for a technician to come and help was about 45 minutes.

“By this time, I know I have hundreds of production crew members waiting for me to come to work so we can start our day,” he continued. “So I did what I had to do. I pushed, pulled and ripped the gate completely off myself. Tore it out of the brick wall, severed the steel hydraulics and threw it on the grass.”

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson ripped the gate off his own house.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson ripped the gate off his own house.
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The “Jumanji” star noted that his security team waited until technicians arrived and replaced the gate. In a follow-up post, he shared a pair of videos showing the repairs being done as well as the damage the massive celebrity did on his own gate.

“Maybe next time I’ll just hop the gates and call an Uber. Actually, no I won’t. There’s no fun in that,” he joked in the caption.

“Just one of those days where I wasn’t in the mood,” he concluded. “We’ve all been there.”

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The actor was anxious to get back to work on his movie “Red Notice” alongside Ryan Reynolds. The film’s production was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but resumed production earlier this month.

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