The Rock Weighs In On Anthem Protests, Warriors Skipping White House Visit

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Dwayne Johnson

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The Rock has weighed in on some of the most polarizing issues in sports.

Dwayne Johnson is one of the most well-known public figures in American society, and in a world filled with cynicism, Johnson more often than not is an optimist.

The actor took the time in an interview with InStyle magazine to share his opinion on how President Donald Trump should have handled NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, as well as the Golden State Warriors skipping a visit to the White House.

“You know the latest issue is our national anthem and individual NFL players who want to kneel — and also the (Warriors) and Steph Curry refusing his invitation to the White House. Steph is a very good buddy of mine — I know him and his family,” Johnson told Laura Brown in the story. “And at the time when he declined the offer, I felt like it was our president’s perfect opportunity to say, ‘Now you must come to the White House and sit down with me, and I must hear you and understand you.’ ”

Johnson — who actually has considered gearing up for a presidential run of his own — looks at the anthem protests as a true learning experience for political figures.

“When the players are kneeling as a last resort, as a desire to be heard, clearly they’re not being heard,” Johnson said. “It’s an opportunity for our leaders, our president and his staff, to hear them, truly hear them, and not be angry.”

Whether it’s sports, politics or entertainment, few things really are off limits for The Rock.

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