“Dukes of Hazzard” alum and country music star John Schneider criticized fellow actor and former WWE star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson over his refusal to say he made a mistake supporting Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in 2020.
Schneider’s comments come after Johnson appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast and said he didn’t know anyone who was still supporting the president and VP specifically, adding they are more local to the Democratic Party.
Johnson notably came out ahead of the 2020 election and backed the Biden/Harris ticket after years of presumptions that he was more of a GOP supporter.
“It’s obvious what’s happened here,” Schneider said on Newsmax TV’s “Wake Up America.” “He endorsed the wrong horse. You have the right to endorse whoever you want, but at least own it. Don’t just all of a sudden try to change that, because, frankly, Dwayne’s career went in the toilet because all of the people who thought he was like us found out that he wasn’t.”
According to Newsweek, Johnson told Rogan: “I have friends who are loyal to the party. I have friends who are like, f*** it, I’m not voting for either one [Trump or Biden] last election, this election. But it’s that kind of thing where I would love to see us get to this place where it’s OK [to disagree].”
Johnson visited the White House this week and met with Democratic and Republican senators at the behest of Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) to discuss how to improve U.S. military recruitment, which has been sagging badly during Biden’s term.
“I watched Dwayne’s endorsement of the president and Kamala Harris yesterday,” Schneider told Newsmax. “I re-watched that, his basically butt kissing of those two candidates at the time.”
Schneider said Johnson should just own his previous endorsement and admit he made a mistake.
“Don’t try to laugh it off and say ‘Oh yeah, these are other people who support Biden,’ ” said Schneider. “Does The Rock not realize the Internet exists? Doesn’t he realize we can just go and watch this thing that he did?”
Anyone, he added, “can believe anything they want. They can say anything they want, but back up what you said or say that after careful consideration, and because we are in a world war and because this is the worst president in the history of presidents, say ‘I have changed my mind.’ “