Dwayne Johnson has hit back at US President Donald Trump and has blamed him for his ‘lack of compassion’ and not being there for US citizens during mass protests.
The Hobbs and Shaw star shared an emotional video on his Instagram addressing the US government’s handling of the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests, which were sparked following the horrific death of George Floyd.
In the lengthy video, Dwayne Johnson, 48, questioned President Trump’s lack of leadership during the nationwide protests against George Floyd’s death.
“Where are you? Where is our leader?” Dwayne Johnson began the video by asking.
“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?”
The Hollywood star repeatedly asks throughout the footage, “Where are you?”, which lasts eight minutes and 25 seconds.
“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. And you have my word that I’m going to do everything in my power, until my dying day, my last breath, to do everything I can to create the change that is needed, to normalize equality because Black lives matter.’ Where are you?” Dwayne Johnson added.
George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man died on May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer, who has since been taken into custody with second-degree murder, held his knee on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.
Though Dwayne Johnson did not directly refer to Donald Trump in the passionate video, it’s clear he is speaking about the American president.
The wrestler turned actor also calls out the ‘All Lives Matter’ movement, saying that right now, Black lives need support.
“Of course, all lives matter, but in this moment right now, this defining, pivotal, explosive moment where our country is down on its knees…we must say the words: Black lives matter,” The Rock added.
The Hollywood star further said “We must become the leaders we are looking for. I’ll ask it one more time: Where are you? Where is that compassionate leader who steps up and takes accountability for his country and all the people in our country?”
“Where are you? I’ll tell you what, we’re here. We’re all here. The process to change has already begun. You can feel it across our country.”
“Change is happening. It’s going to take time. We’re going to get beat up. We’re going to take our lumps. There’s going to be blood, but the process of change has already begun.”