For the first time ever, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has backed a political candidate.
The “Jumanji” star shared the update in a video posted to Instagram in which he held a virtual discussion with the two Democratic candidates.
“I’m going to be pushing this political conversation just a little bit more,” he told his followers before welcoming Biden and Harris on the call.
“The Rock,” who has remained apolitical in the past, clarified that he has “friends in all parties” and is hoping to highlight “the conversation” and “the dialogue.”
“Look, I’ve got friends in all parties, but the one thing we can always agree on is the conversation and the dialogue, and where that conversation lands is always the most critical part,” Johnson stated. “Now, 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 also said that as a self-described “registered Independent for years now with centrist ideologies,” he feels that “Vice President Biden and Sen. Harris are the best choice to lead our country, and I am endorsing them to become president and vice president.”
The “Hobbs and Shaw” actor went on to laud both Biden and Harris.
“You’ve led, in my opinion, with great compassion and heart and drive, but also soul,” he told the former vice president.
He then went on to commend Harris, tell her, “You’ve been an attorney, a district attorney, a state attorney, a U.S. senator, smart, tough – I’ve seen you in those hearings – and, in my opinion, you are a certified bada--.”
Johnson then gave both Biden and Harris a chance to respond to respond to a question.
“How will you earn the respect of the American people once you’re inside the White House?” he asked the candidates.
“By doing what we say we’re going to do, by keeping our word, by leveling with the American people, by taking responsibility,” Biden told the WWE Hall of Famer. “When we fail, acknowledge it. We’re not going to be perfect, but take responsibility!“
“it’s about trust, right?” Harris soon added. “As we know the nature of trust… it’s a reciprocal relationship. You give and you receive trust. And one of the foundations of trust is truth, you must speak truth. But here’s the reality, truth can sometimes be difficult to hear and for that reason sometimes people don’t speak it, but you cannot have trust if you don’t speak truth. You know that as a parent.”
Election Day is Nov. 3.