VIA| With more victories than any candidate running, GOP front-runner Donald Trump appears to be on his way to the nomination.
During his campaign, Trump has received numerous endorsements. And at times, he’s been criticized for damaging race relations.
While it’s unclear if he’s done much damage at all, here are 7 famous black Americans who are supporting the real estate mogul’s candidacy for president.
1. Dr. Ben Carson:
Carson said of Trump:
“Our country is at a crossroads and in the midst of a moral crisis. We must be careful not to continue our current path, which is littered with uncertainty at best and ruination at worst. We can make changes to our system and that change starts now with, ‘We the People.’
We can have disagreements, but it is critical that we not allow those disagreements to divide us as a party or as a country. It is with that in mind that I endorse Donald Trump for President.”
2. Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL running back Herschel Walker:
Walker laid it out like this:
“We have to do what’s right to save America … I guarantee you [Donald] would do better than a lot of people in office now. That I can tell you for a fact.”
3. NBA Hall-of-famer Dennis Rodman:
The odd-ball basketball legend tweeted:
@realDonaldTrump has been a great friend for many years. We don’t need another politician, we need a businessman like Mr. Trump! Trump 2016
— Dennis Rodman (@dennisrodman) July 24, 2015
4. ‘Rent is too Damn High Guy’ Jimmy McMillian:
McMillian, who is a Vietnam veteran, explained:
“He’s the only one who is supporting my brother veterans which is good enough for me. My main concern is helping my brother veterans get help. America needs change.”
5. Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens:
Owens, who was once a contestant on “Celebrity Apprentice,” said:
“Trump … he’s a guy who won’t put up with B.S. and has what it takes to change how government is run.”
6. Former Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson:
The former boxing bad boy told HuffPost Live:
“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.”
7. Former NFL linebacker Shawn Merriman:
When asked if Trump should be president, he replied:
“I’m really close to the Donald Trump. He’s always been a good friend. I know him different than what’s being portrayed out here. I think he could win and should win.”
After clinching a high-profile primary win in Florida, Trump had 673 delegates of the 1,237 needed to secure the nomination.