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Rush Limbaugh rips 'The Rock' for Biden endorsement: 'Sold his soul to China'

Rush Limbaugh ripped Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on his nationally syndicated radio program on Tuesday, declaring the actor “sold his soul to China” after endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden Florida heat sends a dozen Trump rally attendees to hospital Harris more often the target of online misinformation than Pence: report MORE.

Johnson, Hollywood's highest-paid actor, endorsed the former vice president over the weekend, marking the first time the 48-year-old has endorsed any candidate.

“Dwayne Johnson has sold his soul to China," Limbaugh said. "It is a fascinating story about who owns this guy and who he really cares about pleasing.

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“Now, he could have been silent. He could have just gone through this campaign and not announced a preference. But he’s come out and endorsed Biden," the host added.

Johnson, who did not vote in 2016, said he decided on the Democratic ticket because of what he described as Biden and vice presidential nominee Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden Harris more often the target of online misinformation than Pence: report Maya Rudolph says she loves playing Kamala Harris on SNL: 'Feels like being on the side of the good guys' MORE's "centrist ideologies."

"As a registered independent for years now with centrist ideologies, I do feel that Vice President Biden and Sen. Harris are the best choice to lead our country, and I am endorsing them to become president and vice president.”

Limbaugh was referencing a column in the conservative American Greatness, where writer Edward Ring argued Johnson's endorsement may have backfired based on Facebook comments deriding the "Fast and Furious" star's decision.

“There is 100,000 comments to this guy’s video on his Facebook post. Ninety-five percent of the comments are expressions of anger and feelings of betrayal,” Limbaugh said. “Johnson obviously doesn’t know who his audience is, or maybe he does. Dwayne Johnson’s audience, just like LeBron James and all these current pop culture icons, it is the ChiComs who are paying them. It is the ChiComs who own them, and it is the Chinese to whom they are loyal.”

Limbaugh's criticism follows a similar attack from conservative talk show host Mark LevinMark Reed LevinJudicial interference and the coming constitutional crisis Dwayne Johnson touts surge in Instagram followers after his Biden endorsement: 'Always speak your truth' Ted Cruz hits Fox's Wallace for 'train wreck' debate, pitches new idea for moderators MORE.