Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden Sunday marking the first time he has ever endorsed a politician at any level.
Johnson, Biden and Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris each announced the endorsement on social media early Sunday morning. Johnson said that he has “centrist ideologies” in the endorsement video that he tweeted.
“As a political independent & centrist, I’ve voted for both parties in the past. In this critical presidential election, I’m endorsing @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris,” Johnson tweeted.
He continued: “Progress takes courage, humanity, empathy, strength, KINDNESS & RESPECT.”
Progress takes courage, humanity, empathy, strength, KINDNESS & RESPECT.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 27, 2020
The trio also posted a video of a conversation they had about the importance of the upcoming election. Johnson’s posts on Instagram and Twitter garnered millions of views almost immediately.
“When you’re honest with a scenario and people who you care about, and obviously, we, you guys, all of us care deeply about our American people,” Johnson told Biden and Harris. (RELATED: Joe Biden Made A Huge Error While Talking About Coronavirus Deaths)
He continued: “That – you mentioned the word ‘respect’ and ‘honesty,’ dealing with this, but it’s also, it leads right into making progress but through a humanity and how important that progress is, but through a humanity.”
Johnson, an actor and star World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler, has rarely weighed into political races. However, he said he was “seriously considering” running for president in December 2017 on the Ellen Degeneres Show.
The wrestler and actor lambasted President Donald Trump in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody, in a June video message. Johnson became the third-most favored candidate behind Biden and Trump following the video, Newsweek reported.
Johnson, a registered Independent who was previously a Republican, spoke at the 2000 Republican National Convention. His speech focused on encouraging all Americans to vote but didn’t include an endorsement.
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