It is to no denying that U.S President Donald J. Trump is the most ridiculed president in the modern history of late night-television. From the bitingly personal tone of so many jokes to insanely funny parodies, Trump-bashers are all over the Hollywood – with Stephen Colbert in the lead, and also Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel, and many others.
However, although there seems to be a lot of anti-Trump stars, Trump (still) has steadily accrued a number of supports from celebrities (i.e., endorsements) since announcing his bid for the presidency in 2015. Even beyond tweet supports, others had performed for Trump at his final campaign stops during the 2016 presidential elections.
Check out the following celebrities who still endorse and support Donald Trump:
The actor, who is Angelina Jolie’s father, is one of Trump’s ardent supporters. According to him Trump is “funny, playful, and colorful, but most of all, he is honest.” – “he’s an answer to our problems”.
In addition, he said, “There are many Republicans fighting to keep him from winning the Republican nomination. You know why? Because he has no bull to sell, and everyone will discover the bull most politicians spew out is for their own causes and benefits.”
Furthermore, he even called for Trump’s supporters to express their outrage over Robert DeNiro’s verbal attack on the that-time-was-a Republican nominee.
Saying that Trump’s detractors will have to “bow down” to Trump once he becomes President, this celebrity is very vocal about her support for the U.S. President – specifically defending his stance on women.
In an interview with CNN, Manigault said that “Donald Trump does not have a woman problem. Yes, he’s said things off the cuff, but to take them and them and try to apply them to all women, just because he doesn’t like Rosie O’Donnell, doesn’t mean he hates all women.”
Also, aside from being a supporter, she has been named as Trump’s director of African-American outreach.
The Kiss vocalist-bassist appears to be a pro-Trump.
In an interview with the Rolling Stone, Simmons said that Trump “is good for the political system”. Also, he expresses his support to the President’s infamous idea of building a wall, saying, “There’s a wall between Israel and a neighboring country. There was a Berlin Wall. There was the Great Wall of China. So whether they’re good or bad for people, walls actually work. It’s unkind, but in terms of pragmatics, it actually works.”
However, despite giving the hint of extending support, he is quick to point out that he’s actually not.
The country musician, a legend in Nashville, is also talking about Trump – and she loves him.
Lynn, at 83, told Reuters that she has been endorsing Trump at the end of each of her shows. Even more, at an awards dinner in New York in December 2016, she declared her support for him and said that her audiences generally respond warmly to her cheers for Trump.
She also expressed her desire to campaign for him (during the 2016 presidential elections) saying that, “I think he’s the only one who’s going to turn this country around.”
The former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has also announced that he was backing the back-then presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The boxer said that he supports Trump as they have been friends for years and that he feels that Trump gives him respect and his family – an act that not even Barack Obama has done for him.
When asked by the Independent why he felt an affinity with Trump, he said, “We’re the same guy. A thrust for power, a drive for power. Whatever field we’re in, we need that power in that field. That’s just who we are.”
There had been so many praises and love for Trump, especially during the presidential campaigns. But now that Trump is at the helm, a lot of celebrities (and other influential personalities) are still cynical about his plans for America, many have turned against him too, questioning his integrity and capability as a leader – including Germany’s Angela Merkel (as reported by Trump Today).
However, at the end of the day, anti- or pro- Trump, celebrities or not, must work together for a better America.