The Rock celebrates Trump’s loss and says he ‘cried manly tears’ when Biden and Harris won
DWAYNE 'The Rock' Johnson told how he cried "manly tears" when he heard Joe Biden had beaten Donald Trump in the election.
The wrestler turned Hollywood star admitted he "got a little emotional" when the result was announced as he said it showed the importance of "decency."
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In a video posted on Instagram, the actor told his 203m followers: "What a weekend we have had. What a week…..what a 2020 we have had.
"I have three congratulations that are in order right now. Of course the first congratulations goes out to our new President-elect Joe Biden."
He then added: "Congratulations on the presidency and congratulations on being the most voted for presidential candidate in the history of our great country.
"The second congratulations, of course, goes to our brand new Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The very first woman ever to become a vice president and certainly the first woman of color to become a vice president.
"As a man of color and as a man who loves and respects women this is pretty special.
"The third congratulations goes to our country….we have had the biggest voter turnout in the history of the United States and you know that is such a big deal."
He added the huge showing at the polls showed people were "unified" on election day and proved American are becoming more "engaged" than ever before.
The move giant then joked: "I wanted to shoot this yesterday when the news broke but I got a little emotional…manly tears of course.
"I may have cried a tear or two or ten but they were all very manly. All my tears are manly.
"The reason why I got emotional yesterday was because of what I felt my vote represented.
"I was talking to Lauren, my wife, and we were talking about our two little baby girls and that is exactly what my vote represented..my little daughters, my vote represented humanity, my vote represented decency.
"And my vote, also for me, represented the importance of just being a good decent human being."
He then spoke directly to those that didn't vote for Biden about the importance of rebuilding the country.
"I'm not turning my back on you just because we have a difference of opinion," he said.
"I'm not made that way. I'm still right here, and when the sun comes up, we all get up with it – go to work, feed our families, and pay our bills.
"Stand tall, lay it all on the line, and cheers to UNITY and finding common ground. Let's get to work."
At the end of his video message the star opened a new bottle of his favorite tequila to congratulate America.
"This Teremana toast goes to all of you, whoever you voted for, this Teremana toast goes to you and your families," he said.
In September, Johnson revealed he was backing Biden and Harris – saying they were a "better choice" than Donald Trump.
Johnson commended the pair for their years of service, calling the vice presidential nominee both "smart and tough" and “a certified badass".
In a message on Twitter, he said: "As a registered independent for years now with centrist ideologies, I do feel that Vice President Biden and Senator Harris are the best choice to lead our country.”
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