One of the lines that was repeated across both nights of CNN’s Democratic presidential debates was that any one of the 20 people who took the stage on Tuesday and Wednesday would be a better president than Donald Trump. And to that I say: absolutely true.
But we could also do worse than some of the guests who visited the late night shows those very same nights. John Legend. Any of the Queer Eye guys. And not least, perpetually-rumoured potential 2020 candidate Dwayne The Rock Johnson (no quotes, I said what I said).
Dwayne The Rock Johnson went on The Tonight Show on Wednesday night to tell Jimmy Fallon about his new movie Hobbs & Shaw, his very cute daughter, why his massive cheat meals are like church… and also to speak eloquently and with genuine empathy and understanding about why he supports the people protesting the building of a giant telescope at a sacred site on Hawai’i’s Mauna Kea peak.
“There was some trust that was breached between [native Hawai’ans] and the state and the people that are trying to build the telescope,” said Johnson, who grew up in Hawai’i.
“This mountain is their church, and it would be like building on their church… This is so much bigger than a telescope being built. This is humanity — these are human beings whose hearts are hurting.”
“When you have humans being who are hurting, that’s our indication that you’ve gotta stop – let’s be empathetic, let’s be considerate, let’s take care of the people.”
Maybe it’s just those gravelly tones and the hands that could scoop me up like a bag of groceries, but I just feel safer listening to him. Plus I bet he knows what a website is. *cough Biden cough*