Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson delivered a brutal correction to claims Hollywood stars all help President Biden, noting that they could be ‘loyal to the (Democratic) Get together’ however laughed on the assumption they’re Biden followers.
The actor and wrestler, 51, walked again help for Biden in a dialogue with podcast host and frequent Biden critic Joe Rogan this week, the place they bought right into a lighthearted back-and-forth about America’s hostile political divides.
After declaring that he had buddies throughout the political spectrum, Rogan questioned: ‘Do you actually have buddies who help Biden?’
‘No no no no,’ Johnson responded whereas laughing, as he clarified that Biden has hardly gained the hearts and minds of Hollywood’s diehard Democrats.
Actor and wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson clarified that his diehard Democratic buddies in Hollywood are solely ‘loyal to the occasion’ and to not President Biden
Podcast host and comic Joe Rogan questioned if Johnson ‘actually had any buddies that help Biden’, as the 2 mentioned America’s deep political divides
President Biden (pictured Friday on the APEC assembly in San Francisco) is below mounting scrutiny over his age as ballot numbers recommend he faces an uphill re-election battle
The Rock chimed in on the state of the presidential race at a time of rising hypothesis over his personal White Home ambitions.
In a latest look on podcast What Now? with Trevor Noah, Dwayne shared: ‘On the finish of the yr in 2022, I bought a go to from the events asking me if I used to be going to run, and if I may run.’
In 2021, a ballot additionally revealed that nearly half of Individuals would help Johnson if he determined to run for the presidency, and he has often courted concepts round a presidential run – together with performing in a fictionalized 2032 marketing campaign in his present ‘Younger Rock.’
Whereas not recognized to usually wade into extra controversial political points, Johnson conversed with Rogan about how way more heightened political divides have change into in latest occasions.
‘Once I was a child, you possibly can have a Republican good friend, prefer it was no large deal,’ Rogan stated.
‘Like, ‘Oh Bobby likes George Bush, who cares? Who offers a f***?
‘You have been a supporter of Invoice Clinton, he preferred George Bush, no one cared. No one was like, ‘F*** you!’
‘It wasn’t like, ‘You are a Nazi… What do you imply I am a Nazi, I simply need decrease taxes,’ Rogan joked. ‘How did I change into a Nazi?’
Johnson agreed that the devolution of political acceptance in recent times is ‘the craziest factor’, and stated he has buddies who maintain views throughout the political aisle.
‘I’ve buddies who help Trump, and I’ve buddies who help Biden,’ he stated.
Rogan rapidly interjected, questioning: ‘Do you actually have buddies who help Biden?’ – a query that led the previous WWE Champion to interrupt out in laughter.
‘No no no no,’ he stated, including: ‘Thanks, that is a great test, as a result of that is necessary, that is necessary context.’
‘They help the Democratic Get together,’ Rogan answered for him, as Johnson stated: ‘I’ve buddies who’re loyal to the occasion.’
The Rock has usually entertained concepts he may run for president, and has beforehand stated he has ‘that purpose to unite our nation and I additionally really feel that if that is what the folks need, then I’ll do this’ (pictured with President Barack Obama in 2014)
Life imitating artwork: In Younger Rock, Johnson recalled his life throughout a fictionalized 2032 run for President
Johnson’s remarks on the state of US politics come as he often entertains concepts that he may search the presidency, however has not supplied a sign over which occasion he would search the nomination for.
He additionally declined to say which political events have approached him for a possible run in his dialogue with Trevor Noah this month, he has admitted he was ‘actually honored’ by hypothetical help for a White Home bid.
Talking in regards to the 2021 ballot, he stated: ‘That was an attention-grabbing ballot that occurred and I used to be actually moved by that. I used to be actually blown away and I used to be actually honored.’
‘It was an enormous deal, and it got here out of the blue. It was one after the opposite, they usually introduced up that ballot, they usually additionally introduced up their very own deep-dive analysis,’ he informed Noah.
He additionally floated a run for the presidency in 2021, after the promising ballot first got here out, when he stated he desires to ‘unite’ America.
Dwayne informed Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist: ‘I do have that purpose to unite our nation and I additionally really feel that if that is what the folks need, then I’ll do this.’
President Joe Biden continues to face unfavourable ballot after unfavourable ballot in his re-election marketing campaign, with a brand new survey exhibiting him trailing three GOP rivals by as a lot as 10 factors
A brand new ballot this week discovered that Biden would lose hypothetical basic election matchups with three GOP rivals
A separate ballot in September additionally set off alarm bells within the White Home after it confirmed Biden down 10 factors to possible 2024 rival Donald Trump
Dropping the help of a Hollywood heavyweight reminiscent of Johnson could also be a bitter blow to Biden’s outlook on his 2024 re-election struggle, after he has already confronted a number of regarding latest polls over dwindling help.
This week, a ballot from Marquette Legislation Faculty discovered that the president is trailing his predecessor and sure 2024 rival, former President Donald Trump, by a 52 to 48 margin.
Former UN Ambassador and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley holds the most important lead within the ballot, dominating the incumbent by 55 factors to 45.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who many noticed as Trump’s hardest challenger within the Republican Major, leads him by a 51 to 49 benefit.
In September, a separate ballot from the Washington Submit set off alarm bells within the White Home after it confirmed Biden down 10 factors to Trump.