George Floyd: Dwayne Johnson makes impassioned call to Donald Trump and the American people

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has called out Donald Trump and what he sees as a lack of leadership in the US amid the ongoing protests over the killing of George Floyd.

The Fast and Furious star posted a video to his 185 million Instagram followers saying Trump is not the "galvanising, compassionate" leader the country needs.

"Where are you?" Johnson asks in the video. 

"Where is our leader? Where is our leader at this time when our country is down on its knees, begging, pleading, hurt, angry, frustrated, in pain with its arms out, just wanting to be heard?

"Maybe one day that galvanising leader will emerge. Either way, the process to change has already begun."

Johnson is one of countless people speaking out about the former Celebrity Apprentice star's response to the protests.

Actor Samuel L Jackson is one of the many who criticised Trump for "hiding" in a White House bunker.

"No way that muthaf***** was hiding out in the basement!" the Snakes on a Plane star tweeted.

"He said he was watching the Secret Service Ninjas kick protestor ass! He was about to jump down there & hahahahahaha.... he's a whole pack of busted rubbaz!"

Johnson's video also addressed people pushing an "all lives matter" response to the Black Lives Matter message.

"Of course all lives matter. Every single one. All lives matter because we, as Americans, we believe in inclusivity, we believe in acceptance, we believe in human rights. We believe in equality for all," he said.

"So of course, all lives matter, but in this moment right now, this defining, pivotal, explosive moment where our country is down on its knees… we must say the words: Black Lives Matter."