Want to know which celebrities support Trump ? Discover 22 Celebs who shockingly Support Trump!
While there have been hundreds of polarizing political figures throughout American history, few have been more polarizing than business mogul, author, television personality and presidential hopeful Donald Trump. Turning the political arena upside down with his bid for the White House, what began as a huge longshot and a supposed joke has led the billionaire to happily take his seat as a favorite frontrunner and the Republican Party nominee.
First running for president in 2000 but withdrawing his ticket before any votes were cast, Trump has garnered even more attention in 2016 because of his widely controversial opinions. Obviously doing something right with his brutal honesty, Trump received more votes during a Republican primary than any other candidate in history, surpassing even George W. Bush and earning a real shot at the presidency. As a result, many people in the liberal world of Hollywood are on edge, but is everyone in Tinseltown anti-Trump?
Looking at some of Trump’s biggest supporters, we couldn’t help but wonder about his celebrity friends to see which ones have openly endorsed his bid for the White House. Who are they and what do they have to say about the billionaire businessman and GOP front-runner? Join us for some real shockers as we take a look at 22 celebrities who support Trump on his 2020 presidential campaign!
#22 – Terrell Owens
Much like Donald Trump when it comes to skill and controversy, Terrell Owens was drafted in the 1996 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers and managed to spend eight years with the team before an argument with the front office sent him to the Philadelphia Eagles. Following a similar pattern with the Cowboys, Bills, Bengals, Wranglers and Seahawks, Owens quickly became one of the most controversial players in the league known for his outlandish personality and flamboyant touchdown celebrations. His talent as a wide receiver, however, was undeniable with 14,934 yards and 153 touchdowns in his 16-year career.
As one of the first celebrities to endorse Donald Trump, Owens jumped on the bandwagon in January 2015 long before Trump’s campaign was ever popular. Around that time, Owens told TMZ reporters, “This may be what the country needs and Trump…he’s a guy who won’t put up with B.S. and has what it takes to change how government is run.” Having appeared on Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice in 2015, Owens couldn’t help but follow up his comment by saying, “Trump would be able to say he knows me and he likes me.” Hey, at least someone does!
Which Celebrities Support Trump? #21 – Sarah Palin
Making waves in the 2008 Presidential election alongside Senator John McCain, Sarah Palin has earned celebrity status as a highly political and often talked about pop culture icon. Serving as the Governor of Alaska from 2006 to 2009, the world was first introduced to Palin in 2008 when she became the first Republican woman nominated for the vice presidency. Despite the Obama-Biden victory, Palin went on to become a national sensation with the publication of her book, Going Rogue, selling over two million copies.
Known for speaking her mind, Palin has endorsed several candidates over the years but managed to surprise even a few Republicans when she arrived in Ames, Iowa in January 2016 alongside Donald Trump to show her support before the Iowa caucuses. Standing in front of the crowd, the former Alaskan governor asked, “Are you ready for the leader to make America great again?” She then introduced Trump as the next President of the United States and congratulated him on shaking up the party by “going rogue left and right.”
#20 – Mike Ditka
The second football legend on our list, Mike Ditka was a standout tight end at the University of Pittsburgh when he was drafted in the first round of the 1961 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. Spending the next decade climbing the ranks as a five-time Pro Bowl player with the Bears, Eagles and Cowboys, Ditka returned to the NFL as a coach where he led the Chicago Bears to the 1985 Super Bowl in what many consider to be the greatest team in league history.
Now 76 years old and enjoying retirement, “Iron Mike” wasn’t afraid to share his political opinion in March 2016 especially when asked about President Obama. Ditka said, “Obama is the worst President we’ve ever had. Barack Obama is a fine man. I mean, he’s pleasant…he’s not a leader. This country needs leadership.” He went on to say that America has to “pick their poison” and Trump is the way to go. Driving his point home, he asked, “Does Donald do everything right? No…but people like him because he says things that resonate with what they think. If I were to vote tomorrow, I’d probably vote for Trump.”
Which Celebrities Support Trump? #19 – Pete Rose
Leaving the football field for the baseball diamond, the next legendary athlete on our list is Pete Rose. Playing in the Major Leagues for 23 years with teams like the Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies and Montreal Expos, Rose wrapped up his professional career in the 1980s as he took on an even bigger role as manager. Despite holding the record for the highest number of base hits in the MLB, Rose was banned from the league when officials learned he was betting on the games.
Joining the Fox Sports network in 2015 as a color analyst, Rose’s endorsement for Trump is one for the books after he sent him a signed baseball that read, “Mr. Trump, please make America great again.” Obviously not discussing the gift with his legal counsel, Rose’s attorney had little choice but to make a public statement: “We do not know how Mr. Trump got the ball. I can’t authenticate the ball from some Twitter picture.” Whether the 75-year-old Rose simply forgot to tell his lawyer or didn’t care, it’s much too late to pull his endorsement now that Trump took it straight to Twitter!
Which Celebrities Support Trump? #18 – Wayne Newton
Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton spent his childhood singing in local clubs with his brother before catching his first major break in 1962 on The Jackie Gleason Show. Invited back for a dozen more appearances, Newton debuted on the classic western Bonanza before bursting onto the music scene in the 1970s with hits like “Danke Schoen” and “Daddy, Don’t You Walk So Fast.” From there, he made his way to Las Vegas where he became one of the best-known entertainers on the Strip with over 25,000 recorded shows by the mid-1990s.
Still very much ingrained in the Las Vegas lifestyle today, the 74-year-old Newton appeared on Fox & Friends in October 2015 to discuss the Republican candidates when he confirmed his endorsement of Trump. “I love Donald, and he would make a great president. Number one, he tells the truth. Number two, he’s been where most of these guys want to be in terms of riding his own plan.” Newton added that there were plenty of others reasons to support Trump but the one thing that truly sealed the deal was the honesty he would bring to the presidency.
#17 – Jesse James
Initially working as a bodyguard in the late 1980s, Jesse James gambled it all in 1992 when he opened West Coast Choppers in his mother’s garage. The company and James’ reputation quickly grew and eventually caught the attention of the Discovery Channel who chronicled his life and work in Motorcycle Mania in 2000. Riding the heels of fame to expand his brand, James bought the Austin Speed Shop in Texas and continues to host shows on Spike TV and the Discovery Channel while enjoying an added boost in fame after his five-year marriage to Sandra Bullock from 2005 to 2010.
Much like Terrell Owens, James made his endorsement for Trump after appearing on The Celebrity Apprentice. Taking the news to Instagram in January 2016, James couldn’t fit all of his thoughts into one post and, instead, used two to share a ringing endorsement of the Republican candidate. As yet another celebrity to back Trump, James was then asked to talk about his endorsement on The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson where he said, “If I think I’m going to stick my neck out for someone, I want to make sure they’re the right guy, and he’s definitely the right guy.”
#16 – Azealia Banks
The youngest celebrity on our list at only 24 years old, New York native Azealia Banks started her career as a rap artist in 2008 when she used MySpace to share her music with the world. Landing her first recording contract in 2012, Banks released her debut album—Broke with Expensive Taste—two years later and achieved only moderate success. Still struggling to rise to the top of the charts today, Banks recently released a mixtape titled Slay-Z but has garnered more attention for her outspoken views and controversial opinions.
Well-accustomed to making headlines, Banks’ support of Donald Trump has been surprising, to say the least. Banks revealed in early February 2016 that she was a proud supporter of Trump when she said, “Trump is the only one who has the balls to bust up big business. Hillary is too tied in with them and Bernie has no clout.” Despite previously saying, Trump is a “piece of s***, but that it takes a piece of s*** to know s***,” at least we know Banks has changed her mind even if she isn’t the least bit shy.
Which Celebrities Support Trump? #15 – Kid Rock
Believe it or not, it’s been nearly 20 years since Kid Rock released his album Devil Without a Cause that made him a staple in rock music. Selling over 13 million copies worldwide, Kid Rock rose to international fame first as a rap and hip hop artist before transitioning into rock, country and blues with hit singles like “American Bad Ass,” “All Summer Long” and “Picture.” Nominated for five Grammy Awards, Kid Rock even has ties to the political arena after his 2010 hit “Born Free” was used in Mitt Romney’s 2012 Presidential campaign.
The 45-year-old Kid Rock says that he is primarily a Libertarian but, when election season rolls around, he will pick a side even though he doesn’t like “the hardcore views” of either the Democrats or the Republicans. In an interview with Rolling Stone in early 2016, the rocker said, “I’m digging Trump. I feel like a lot of people, whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, feel like you get Hillary or Bernie, or you get Rubio or Cruz or whoever, there’s going to be the same s***.” Is it just us or is there a common thread between celebrities, profanity and politics?
#14 – Hulk Hogan
Just call him “Hollywood Hulk” or “Mr. America!” Often considered the most popular professional wrestler of all time, Hulk Hogan rose to fame in the early 1980s and 1990s after joining the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) as the all-American favorite wearing an American flag bandana. Eventually leaving the WWF and joining the WCW, the 12-time heavyweight champion headlined some of the biggest events in professional wrestling history with his most notable face off against Andre the Giant in WrestleMania III.
So what exactly does a wrestler like Hogan and a business mogul like Trump have in common? Aside from both being featured in WrestleMania matches and both being called racist by the media, the 62-year-old Hogan shares Trump’s ideals when it comes to the future of the United States. Publicly endorsing Trump, Hogan said, “I don’t want to be in the ring with any candidates, I want to be Trump’s running mate.” Though an incredibly terrifying and disturbing thought, it’s undeniable that Hogan’s Mr. America wrestling theme would look perfect on Trump’s presidential ticket.
#13 – Willie Robertson
Quack, quack! Reigning king in the duck hunting industry and known for their handcrafted duck calls, Duck Commander was founded by Louisiana native Phil Robertson in 1972 who spent three decades building the brand before handing over control to his son Willie. Since then, Willie has taken Duck Commander and his family to international fame with the reality series Duck Dynasty. Now recognized around the world as the bearded Louisiana boys, Phil, Mrs. Kay, Uncle Si, Willie, Jep and the rest of the gang have become one of the most famous families on television today.
Known for their conservative views, Willie and the Robertson family endorsed Bobby Jindal but, after realizing his shot at the presidency was minimal, switched their loyalties to Trump. Willie appeared on Fox News’ Outnumbered where he said, “I love Trump. How can you not love Trump?” According to the 44-year-old Duck Commander CEO, Trump sounds “like a real guy” compared to the career politicians running against him. Willie also said that two of Trump’s biggest selling points were his conservative values mixed with a bit of humor, which is something his family is known for on Duck Dynasty.
Which Celebrities Support Trump? #12 – Kirstie Alley
Despite being known today for her drastic weight fluctuations and Scientology beliefs, Kirstie Alley was once a notable actress in Hollywood whose reputation and talent long preceded her. Making her film debut in 1982 in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Alley found incredible fame in 1987 when she joined the cast of Cheers as Rebecca Howe. Taking home an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for her performance, Alley went on to star in films like Shoot to Kill, It Takes Two and Look Who’s Talking with her most recent appearance in 2016 on the series Flaked.
As one of the most recent Trump endorsements on our list, Alley announced her support in April 2016 when she jumped on Twitter and published a tweet that read, “HELLO BOYS! This is my formal endorsement of (Donald Trump) & I’m a woman!” Although some of her followers responded negatively to her announcement, Alley took it all in stride after years of practice from falling in and out of Hollywood’s good graces. Besides, what’s the loss of a few Twitter fans anyway?
#11 – Gary Busey
With over 150 acting credits to his name in films like Lethal Weapon, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Firm, Gary Busey is one of the most unhinged, lighthearted and entertaining celebrities in Hollywood. Spending his early career as a drummer in a rock band before making his film debut in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot opposite Clint Eastwood, Busey earned critical acclaim for his 1978 performance in The Buddy Holly Story. Building his success on the silver screen, everything changed in 1988 when a motorcycle accident left him with a brain injury that caused the impulsive behavior we often see today.
Joining the ranks of Terrell Owens and Jesse James as a former contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice, Busey also threw his hat into the Trump ring when he endorsed him in September 2015 shortly after he made his dancing debut on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Back in the spotlight once again (and loving it), Busey shared his political views with the audience when he said, “Trump’s a great guy. He’s sharp, he’s fast and he can change the country after the last eight years.”
Which Celebrities Support Trump? #10 – Stephen Baldwin
Alec, Daniel, William and Stephen—Famously known as the “Baldwin Brothers,” Alec Baldwin may be the most famous Baldwin brother in Hollywood today but his younger brother Stephen earned his own share of notoriety in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Making his film debut in The Beast in 1988, Stephen has starred in dozens of films over the last three decades including hits like The Usual Suspects, Bio-Dome, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas and Faith of Our Fathers.
A huge supporter of the McCain-Palin presidential ticket in 2008, Baldwin is yet another example of a former Celebrity Apprentice contestant to endorse Trump. While promoting his latest DVD release in March 2016, the 50-year-old Christian evangelist, director and producer made the claim that Trump is more of a “regular Joe” than people know and that he’s the perfect Christian candidate. Baldwin said, “I believe Donald Trump is a moral man who in his lifetime has learned a lot and now as a result of his knowledge and wisdom and experience…can do things that would really make America great again.”
Which Celebrities Support Trump? #9 – Lou Ferrigno
While Hulk Hogan may have called himself “Mr. America” in the ring, Lou Ferrigno actually earned it after winning the Mr. America and Mr. Universe titles from the International Federation of Body Builders. As one of the most famous bodybuilders of all time, Ferrigno appeared with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Pumping Iron documentary before turning his attention to acting when he landed the lead in the CBS series The Incredible Hulk. Now 64 years old and retired from bodybuilding, Ferrigno continues to work as a fitness trainer and actor with special appearances on shows like The King of Queens and films like I Love You, Man.
What is it about The Celebrity Apprentice that makes contestants jump on the Trump train? Also a former contestant on the reality series, Ferrigno didn’t have as much to say about Trump as Stephen Baldwin, but he did share his support and respect for the Republican candidate. During an interview with TMZ, Ferrigno told reporters, “I wish Donald the best. He’s a fabulous guy. I hope he goes all the way.” Quick, simple and to the point—just what we’d expect from a guy like Ferrigno.
#8 – Tila Tequila
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Do you remember the days of MySpace? The second celebrity on our list to find fame on social media, Tila Tequila had more friends on the site than anyone else (other than Tom, of course). Catching the eye of reality television producers, Tequila was given her own series called A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila in 2007 and quickly become one of the biggest stars on MTV. Since then, she has released three music singles in addition to writing her book: Hooking Up with Tia Tequila: A Guide to Love, Fame, Happiness, Success and Being the Life of the Party.
Taking to social media to discuss her political opinions, Tequila posted a video on YouTube in October 2015 that announced her support for Trump’s 2016 Presidential campaign. In the video, Tequila admitted that she “thought Trump was just another puppet” when he started his campaign, but later realized that she was judging him the same way others judged her without really getting to know her. The 34-year-old reality star went on to say that she agrees with Trump’s views especially when it comes to vaccinations. Sounds like Miss Tila has done her political homework after all!
#7 – Aaron Carter
Watching his older brother climb to the top of the charts as a teen heartthrob and music idol with the Backstreet Boys, Aaron Carter followed suit when he made his pop debut with the release of his self-titled album in 1997. Three years later and with the release of Aaron’s Party (Come Get It), Carter achieved moderate success with guest stints on Nickelodeon while touring with his brother’s band. Now only 28 years old, Carter has returned to the spotlight with singles like “Ooh Wee” in addition to the upcoming release of his newest album, Love.
Announcing his endorsement of Trump in February 2016, Carter received some backlash from his fans on Twitter in the weeks that followed. During an interview with People magazine in April, Carter explained his political choices by saying, “I’m too intelligent for you guys—like people who don’t understand politics. I have a lot more information than I’ve given out.” While it was an interesting way to endorse Trump, Carter also said that he doesn’t see eye-to-eye with Trump especially when it comes to his views on immigration and his proposed idea of “building walls.”
Which Celebrities Support Trump? #6 – Loretta Lynn
Praised as the “Queen and First Lady of Country Music,” Loretta Lynn first took the stage nearly 60 years ago with a $17 Harmony guitar, her remarkable voice and a set-list of songs written from the heart. Cutting her first record in 1960, Lynn has had a groundbreaking role in country music with 70 albums filled with songs that reflect everything from cheating husbands to childbirth, heartache and loss. Her most notable hits include “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Fist City,” “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” and “You Ain’t Woman Enough.”
The 84-year-old Lynn was giving a phone interview with Reuters in January 2016 when she publicly announced her endorsement of Trump. What was her reasoning? Keeping it simple, Lynn said “Trump has sold me—what more can I say?” Lynn said that, if given a choice, Ted Cruz would be her backup decision but with that not working out, Trump is definitely her guy. She ended the interview by telling Reuters, “I just think Trump’s the only one who’s going to turn this country around.” As for contacting him directly, she politely declined and said, “I’m going to let him call me.”
#5 – Dennis Rodman
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Nicknamed “The Worm” on the hardwoods, Dennis Rodman was an NBA star in the late 1980s and 1990s who was known for his incredible defensive and rebounding skills on the court in addition to having one of the wildest personalities in the league. Drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 1986 NBA Draft, Rodman spent 20 years as a power forward for teams like the Spurs, Bulls, Lakers and Mavericks while building his “bad boy” reputation around his crazy hairstyles, tattoos, body piercings and high profile relationships with women like Madonna and Carmen Electra.
Despite raising eyebrows in 2013 for his visit with Kim Jong-un of North Korea, the 55-year-old Rodman received widespread support from Trump who endorsed the trip and even called it a smart move. First meeting Trump during his run on The Celebrity Apprentice in 2009 (go figure!), Rodman publically endorsed the 69-year-old business mogul and Presidential hopeful in July 2015 when he said that Trump has been a “great friend for many years” and that “we (as a country) don’t need another politician, we need a businessman like Mr. Trump!”
#4 – Teresa Giudice
From a buyer at Macy’s and a star on The Real Housewives of New Jersey to an inmate at a Connecticut prison, Teresa Giudice has come a long way from her reality television debut in 2009 as the wife of New Jersey restauranteur and construction builder Joe Giudice. Building her brand by publishing a series of cocktails and cookbooks, things turned south for Teresa and her husband when they declared bankruptcy and were found guilty of fraud. With Joe sentenced to 41 months in prison starting in March 2016, Teresa served 11 of her 15-month sentence before being released in December 2015.
Obviously appearing on a slew of reality shows over the years including The Celebrity Apprentice, Giudice appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens: Live in 2016 when she told host Andy Cohen, “Of course I’m going to vote for Donald Trump. I think he’s amazing. I think he’ll make a great president.” With Cohen’s dislike of Trump well-known (not to mention his role as executive producer of The Real Housewives), it was an awkward interview to say the least.
Which Celebrities Support Trump? #3 – Ted Nugent
Taking the stage in the 1960s as the lead guitarist with the Amboy Dukes, Ted Nugent launched his career as a solo artist in the mid-1970s and found instant fame in the hard rock industry with hits like “Strange Hold,” “Cat Scratch Fever” and “Fred Bear.” And, while his music has done plenty for his career, the Motor City Madman is also known for his conservative views revealed in his lifelong stance against drug and alcohol addiction as well as his vocal support of the Second Amendment.
Despite initially arguing the authenticity of Trump’s conservative views, Nugent endorsed him in March 2016 as a result of his support of private firearm ownership. The 67-year-old rocker said, “Trump has also been the only one to excoriate the insane policy of denying our U.S. military warriors their Second Amendment rights on military bases.” With guns clearly being a huge selling point for Nugent, we have no doubt that the National Rifle Association board member will keep a close eye on Trump’s stance on gun rights until the election in November!
Which Celebrities Support Trump? #2 – Mike Tyson
Recognized as one of the hardest hitting fighters in boxing history (and for biting part of Evander Holyfield’s ear off), “Iron” Mike Tyson is an undisputed world heavyweight champion with 58 matches in his professional career ending in 50 wins and 44 knockouts. Since retiring from the ring as the “scariest boxer ever,” Tyson has turned his attention to entertainment with appearances in films like The Hangover and Mike Tyson Mysteries that are much easier on his 49-year-old beaten, broken and bruised body.
Long before many other celebrities expressed their political support, Tyson endorsed Trump in October 2015 when he told the Huffington Post that the United States should “try something new.” The Baddest Man on the Planet said, “Let’s run America like a business, where no colors matter. Whoever can do the job, gets the job.” Leaving the interviewer to follow up to clarify if Tyson was openly supporting Trump, he said, “I would, yeah. I like Trump.” Looks like if Trump wins the Oval, he just might have found his new Head of Security.
#1 – Jon Voight
Taking the top spot on our list is Academy Award winner Jon Voight, the father of one of Hollywood’s hottest leading ladies—Angelina Jolie. First earning fame in 1969 for his critically acclaimed performance in Midnight Cowboy, Voight became a star in the 1970s with hit films like Deliverance, Coming Home and The Champ. Still acting today after over five decades in Hollywood, Voight has several movies set to release including the upcoming blockbuster Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them.
The 77-year-old Voight has given one of the most ringing endorsements of Trump after making a statement in March 2016 to Breitbart News that read, “I, Jon Voight, can say, without hesitation, that Donald is funny, playful and colorful, but most of all, he is honest.” Voight went on to say that Barack Obama’s eight-year tenure as President has led to the “meltdown of America” and that the citizens of this beautiful country need to “please fight for Donald Trump.” All that and he didn’t appear on The Celebrity Apprentice. Shocking, isn’t it?