To say this election cycle has been a doozy is an understatement. In the end, two polarizing candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, are vying for the most important job in the United States. It is quite a wild story when you think about how it all came down to this — months of scandals, leaked tapes, and debates — and it is even more wild to think about how the results are finally about to be here. While the Hollywood world generally supports the more liberal Democratic party, there are still a few celebrities voting for Donald Trump, who may or may not surprise you.
At this point in the election, any public figure who has shown open support for either candidate has been noted, but those who have taken to their Twitter pages or have shown support for Trump in interviews, have specifically drawn criticism. In the time since Trump started his campaign and now, some of his celeb supporters have even withdrawn their support, including actor Kirstie Alley and singer Aaron Carter.
One thing I can note from Trump's list of celebrity supporters is that they are very random, but at the same time, somewhat expected. After all, some members of strange group of celebrities are on the far reaches of "celebrity."
This summer, The Duck Dynasty star spoke at the Republican National Convention and said, "No matter who you are, Donald Trump will have your back... We're both successful businessmen, although I flew here commercial and I’m guessing he didn't... And we both have intelligent wives who are much better looking than we are." Those sound like great qualifications!!!
Recently, headlines ran that Stephen, Billy, and Alec Baldwin were fighting over their opposing political views, with Stephen being conservative and supporting Trump. While at the RNC this past July, Stephen told The Hollywood Reporter,
"I'm here because I think he's the right guy at this time, more so for anything else because he's not a politician...This is a guy who's going to say what he says and do what he does, and hopefully Americans will be in support of that."
In October, Tyson sat down with HuffPostLive and officially endorsed Trump. He said, “He should be president of the United States... Let’s try something new. Let’s run America like a business, where no colors matter. Whoever can do the job, gets the job... He’s a businessman. He’s just saying what the people want and the people want to hear that."
In March 2016, Voight told Breitbart News, “He’s an answer to our problems. We need to get behind him. The Republicans need to unite behind this man. We need somebody to go in and reconstruct us in a sort of way, get us back to where we were, who we need to be.” He has also lately taken to his fairly new Twitter account to support all things Trump and wrote in one tweet, "Donald, you'll be the greatest President."
She hasn't given any updates recently, but back in January, country music legend Lynn told Reuters, "Trump has sold me — what more can I say? I just think he’s the only one who’s going to turn this country around."
As of late, Tequila has been proudly pro-Trump via social media and she also often posts deeply troubling rants on her Twitter. Last October, she posted a video detailing the reasons why she is voting for Trump.
"I'm digging Trump. I feel like a lot of people, whether you're a Democrat or a Republican, feel like if you get Hillary or Bernie, or you get Rubio or Cruz or whoever, there's going to be the same sh*t... My feeling: let the motherf*cking business guy run it like a f*cking business. And his campaign has been entertaining as shit."
Rock would eventually go on to perform at the closing of the RNC in July.
Baio is very outspoken about his support of Trump on Twitter. In fact, his current profile photo is a pic of himself with the nominee.
Sure, these celebs will probably vote Trump for president, but they are still clearly a minority in Hollywood.