VIA| Donald Trump took the stage at the Oklahoma State Fair on Friday and he asked a popular reality show TV star to stand with him.
The crowd erupted in cheers when the vocal conservative celebrity took the stage alongside Trump and made a big announcement:
“Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson publicly backed Donald Trump for President of the United States, apparently rescinding his previous Presidential endorsement for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
According to The Daily Mail, Robertson gave his full endorsement, exclaiming:
“I do like me some Trump, I gotta admit.”
“Here’s the deal. We’re both successful businessmen. We both have pretty big shows on television. We both have wives that are 1,000 times better looking than us, so I like Trump.”
That sentiment was something Trump also shared during his appearance at the Value Voters Summit earlier in the day, when he showed those in attendance a copy of his childhood Bible. Inside the book was a note from his mother and the address of his boyhood home.
He told the crowd:
“The word ‘Christmas’ – I love Christmas… And you know, other people can have their holidays, no. But Christmas is Christmas.”
Robertson, whose family hunting business is based out of Shreveport, La., had previously planned on backing Jindal, a longtime family friend, in the race for president, telling Fox News earlier this year:
“I’ve been talking a lot with Bobby Jindal, who is our governor. Bobby is a good friend of ours. He and his wife are good friends of Korie and [mine]. He has been on our television show. Anybody that comes down and has been on an episode of ‘Duck Dynasty,’ obviously is the frontrunner in my book.
“Besides all that, he’s a good man. He’s a Godly man. He’s honest, and so I’d like to see if he makes a run at it, and, you know, if so, we’ll definitely be trying to help him out.”
As of press time, Jindal’s campaign doesn’t appear to have commented regarding Robertson’s change of endorsement.