Hulk Hogan, Mike Tyson, Clint Eastwood: Trump’s ‘celebrity’ list is growing
With just months left for the ballot, Donald Trump’s campaign is gathering momentum and the US Republican Presidential nominee is banking heavily on the ‘celebrity endorsement’ boost to help him cross the halfway mark.world Updated: Aug 04, 2016 16:59 IST
With just months left for the ballot, Donald Trump’s campaign is gathering momentum and the US Republican Presidential nominee is banking heavily on the ‘celebrity endorsement’ boost to help him cross the halfway mark.
The American businessman has got support from various quarters and the latest to jump on the bandwagon is Hollywood celebrity Clint Eastwood who prasied Trump for being “on to something,” in an interview to Esquire magazine.
Asked to choose between Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton he said, “I’d have to go for Trump. You know, ‘cause she’s declared that she’s gonna follow in Obama’s footsteps. There’s been just too much funny business on both sides of the aisle.”
Eastwood is not alone. In the past, many celebrities have directly or in other ways said Trump will be the best US President.
Here is a list of few who have put their two cents in support of Trump.
Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli, who became a lightning rod last year for outrage over soaring prescription drug prices said “all you people who don’t like trump are jealous, stupid and poor! don’t make me laugh! and if you are employed by media you are worthless.”
The former Chicago Bulls basketball player Dennis Rodman who is known for his close association with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, voiced his support by tweeting “@realDonaldTrump has been a great friend for many years. We don’t need another politician, we need a businessman like Mr. Trump! Trump 2016.”
Former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin who is known for her gaffes endorsed Trump during a speech by saying, “Can I get a hallelujah? He knows how to lead the charge. So troops hang in there, he’s on the way!”
Boxer Mike Tyson who is famous around the world for biting off his competitor’s ear during a fight said in a interview to Huffington Post, “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.”
The muscular wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan who was recently awarded $140 million in a privacy case against Gawker.com, forcing the company into bankrupcy, told TMZ that he wants to be Trump’s running mate.
First Published: Aug 04, 2016 16:59 IST