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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

'The Rock' Passionately Supports Black Lives Matter And Wonders Where Our Leader Is

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By Clark Sparky

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is among the millions of Americans who are looking for a real leader to bring us together during this time of civil unrest.

He shared an eight-minute video on Wednesday, during which he asked "where are you?" in regards to a leader. While he did not call out Donald Trump directly, clearly he doesn't think the president is sending the message people need right now.

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Johnson said the country is "down on its knees, begging, pleading, hurt, angry, frustrated, in pain, begging and pleading with its arms out just wanting to be heard."

After lamenting about the lack of leadership, The Rock went on to explain why Black Lives Matter is important.

"Of course all lives matter, every single one. All lives matter because we as Americans we believe in inclusivity, we believe in acceptance, we believe in human rights, we believe in equality for all. That's what we believe in. So of course all lives matter," he said.

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He added, "But in this moment right now, this defining, pivotal, explosive moment where our country is down on its knees, the floorboards of our country are becoming unhinged, in this moment, we must say the words, black lives matter."

Johnson condemned the use of military force against the country's own citizens, and said that leaders need to be telling people "I care about you" and "I'm listening to you."

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The message comes as many others are speaking out against the president's handling of the protests. On Wednesday, his own former Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis published a scathing criticism of Trump.

In the piece, he accuses the president of intentionally trying to divide the nation over issues of racial justice, and using Nazi tactics to do so.

He said that despite that, the people can still come together to create unity in the country.

On Monday, various police and military forces used teargas, rubber bullets, and flash grenades to clear out peaceful protestors so Trump could walk across the street and have a photo-op in front of St. John's church with a Bible.

Just before that, Trump made a speech in the White House Rose Garden during which he called himself the "law and order president" and threatened to send the military into cities to fight its own citizens.

Protests broke out around the country after George Floyd was killed on May 25th by a Minneapolis police officer. Four former cops have been charged in his death.

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