Donald Trump is running for president again, which means celebrities are endorsing him for reelection. While the former president has a lot more detractors than supporters in the entertainment industry, a number of actors, rappers and other famous people have made their allegiance to the former president known this past year.
Here are some of the celebrities who have been outspoken in their support for Trump in the 2024 race.
Scott Adams is a prominent cartoonist, satirist and author, known best for creating the much-loved Dilbert comic strip in 1989. Due to Adams’ far-right viewpoints, including a statement he made in a video that Black people are a “hate group” (toward white people), Dilbert was dropped from syndication and by numerous newspapers. In September, Adams appeared on “TRIGGERnometry,” a podcast hosted by conservative comedians and political commentators Konstantin Kristin and Francis Foster, and publicly reasserted his positive feelings toward Trump, whom he voted for twice. Adams warned listeners to get the vote out because Trump must win the 2024 election to avoid prison.
“Try That in a Small Town” country star Jason Aldean, who has been seen publicly sighted hanging out with Donald Trump on numerous occasions (including a black-tie New Years Eve party in 2021, referring to the former president as “unbelievable” and “the G.O.A.T.” in an Instagram post of the event), claims he has “nothing but good things to say about the guy.” “It wouldn’t hurt my feelings” if Trump turned out to be the Republican party’s presidential nominee in 2024, Aldean told the Los Angeles Times in November.
Roseanne Barr, stand-up comedian and Emmy-winning creator and star of Roseanne, was unabashedly pro-Trump when her show was briefly revived in 2018. Since she and her show were “canceled” in 2018, literally and figuratively, Barr has kept close ties with Trump and other right-wing media figures. She played a word-association game during an interview with Charlie Kirk, and “King” was the word she thought of for Donald Trump. Trump hasn’t been shy about his mutual admiration for Barr, either; when she attended a campaign rally in Florida in October, he shouted her out as one of his most beloved and successful supporters. A few weeks later, she gave a speech at another Florida Trump rally and showed off a jacket that printed with a design depicting Trump as “MAGADOR-IN-CHIEF,” a matador wrangling a bull.
Dean Cain, an actor best known for playing Clark Kent/Superman in the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, has always been vocal on social media about his conservative beliefs, and is a member of the National Rifle Association’s board of directors. This past May, Cain was invited by conservative media channel Newsmax to react to CNN’s town hall event with Trump, and praised Trump’s performance, proclaiming that “this is why you don’t lock horns with Trump.”
Jim Caviezel is one of Hollywood’s most successful conservative actors, starring in hit movies including The Passion of the Christ and Sound of Freedom and the award-winning TV show Person of Interest. He’s unwavering in his support for the 45th president, saying in 2023 that Trump was “selected by God” to do “incredible things.”
In conversation this past May with Fearless host Jason Whitlock, former Green Bay Packer and NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre proclaimed that he thought that the country was “in better shape” when Trump was in the Oval Office.
“I think Donald was a nonpolitical president, and I liked that about him,” Favre said. “Was he perfect? Absolutely not. Am I perfect? Absolutely not. I’m flawed just like the rest of them. We’re all flawed. But I really felt like he had our country in a better place and really cared about our people in our country. Black, white, Hispanic, Asian, you name it. I think if you were an American citizen, he cared about you, first and foremost. I don’t know if our current president has the same mentality, our regime.” Since the original interview, Favre has become a regular weekly contributor on Fearless, a sports commentary show at conservative media outlet The Blaze.
“Wake Up In The Sky” rapper Kodak Black shared his love for former President Donald Trump on the Drink Champs podcast, claiming that if Trump needed $1 million, he would gladly gift it to him. But why all the love for 45? Well, on his last day in office, Trump commuted the rapper’s 2020 sentence for gun-related charges, releasing him from prison. He was locked up for forging documents used to buy weapons, and thanks to Trump, only stayed in federal prison for about half that time. “He a Gemini,” said Kodak Black during the pod episode. “He Gemini gang. His birthday three days after my sh–. And that boy, he be vibing out here, too.” It’s a reversal of Kodak Black’s stance in 2016, when he said, “If I was able to vote, I would vote for Hillary Clinton” in a message he recorded while serving a different jail sentence.
Staind frontman Aaron Lewis is a longtime outspoken Republican and supporter of former President Donald Trump, even before the 2016 election, and sported a MAGA cap various times throughout his 2019 and 2020 tour performances. In addition to his work with his rock band, he is also a country music solo artist, with his latest album being 2022’s Frayed at Both Ends. The set includes lead single “Am I the Only One,” a conservative-themed protest song. Lewis was recently in the news for spelling out the phrase “Trump 24” with the carcasses of 32 coyotes that he shot during a hunting trip in Texas, which caused alarm with PETA and even some other Republicans.
Taryn Manning, best known for playing Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett in Netflix’s series Orange Is the New Black, who has previously gone to bat for Trump, simultaneously praised 45 in an Instagram post in August and lambasted those who had “canceled” her for public political stances. “I love you, Donny,” she wrote in the caption. “In all your mistakes and the tool you are, you’re my hero. The most un-racist human on this planet. The lies they speak about you hurt. Everything was good when you were the leader of the FREE WORLD. I love you, America 🇺🇸 Thank you for my life! Thank you, Father God. Protect us all.”
Ted Nugent is a hard rock guitarist and singer/songwriter with outspoken conservative views — particularly his pro-Second Amendment stances, which scored him a seat on the board of the National Rifle Association, and his anti-Barack Obama rants, which at one point prompted a Secret Service investigation. Nugent, who has never been quiet about his love for former President Donald Trump, often posts memes on social media that favor Trump and criticize Biden, such as one that he shared on Aug. 10 that stated: “If Trump actually did all the things he’s accused of doing, he could run as a democrat!“
Randy Quaid is a multi-award nominated actor, best known for The Last Detail, Independence Day, and his recurring role as Cousin Eddie in the National Lampoon’s Vacation movies. (He is also the brother of Dennis Quaid, and the uncle of Jack Quaid.) Quaid voted for Trump in both 2016 and 2020, and was a staunch supporter of Trump’s disproven stolen election claims. Quaid publicly announced his support in 45’s reelection in simple terms back in August: “I don’t like politics. I like Trump,” he shared on X.
Actor and comedian Michael Rapaport has been extremely vocal about his distaste for the former President of the United States throughout the years, but he’s just had a surprising change of heart. During a November episode of his I Am Rapaport podcast, Rapaport declared that he might vote for Trump if the Biden administration doesn’t get a grip on the Israel-Hamas War and the uptick in antisemitism throughout the United States. “If it comes to pig dick Donald Trump and smokin’ Joe Biden, I’m sorry, I am sorry,” he said. “Voting for pig dick Donald Trump is on the table. I’ll still call him slob dick Donald Trump, pig dick Donald Trump and all that, but we need to get this whole f—ing situation under control,” Rapaport said.
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Antonio Sabàto Jr. is a former Calvin Klein model and soap opera star on General Hospital, as well as a former Republican candidate for the 26th District Congressional seat in California. (Sabàto lost to Democrat incumbent Julia Brownley in 2018.) He claims that he was “blacklisted” in Hollywood for his political beliefs, and in 2020 he left California for Florida. This past July, Sabàto reasserted his faith in 45, implying on X, formerly known as Twitter, that his ideal 2024 presidential/vice presidential ticket was Trump and former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake.
Boisterous rap girlie Sexyy Red, who instantly went viral in 2018 after reworking Vanessa Carlton’s sweet “A Thousand Miles” pop anthem into her sexually explicit spoof, “Ah Thousand Jugs,” shared love for former president Donald Trump on the This Past Weekend podcast with Theo Von in early October 2023. “I like Trump. They support him in the hood,” Sexyy Red (born Janae Nierah Wherry) said. “At first I don’t think people was f—ing with him. They thought he was racist, saying little sh– against women. But once he started getting Black people out of jail and giving people that free money. Aw, baby, we love Trump. We need him back in office.”
Kevin Sorbo, who has played the Greek demigod Hercules in multiple television series and made-for-TV films, is a loud and proud Republican. Sorbo has contributed numerous opinion pieces to Fox News, mostly denouncing Hollywood’s “anti-Christian” values as well as its “demasculinization” of men. He also claims to have been “blacklisted” from Hollywood for his beliefs. Sorbo isn’t shy about who he’s rooting for in the 2024 election. He wrote on X this September: “MAGAnomics: cheaper gas, cheaper groceries, cheaper cost of living. No wonder the left doesn’t like it.”
Kristy Swanson is an actress known best for playing Buffy Summers in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In 2019, she and fellow pro-Trump actor Dean Cain reportedly received death threats over FBI Lovebirds: Undercovers, a conservative stage play in which they played controversial Russiagate investigators Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. But no matter what, Swanson has been steadfast in displaying her devotion to the former president and is likely supporting him in 2024, given that most of her Twitter profile is Christian memes that glorify Trump. In June, Swanson posted a photo with the American flag superimposed over Trump’s face and Psalms 18:22 quoted, with the caption, “God will protect you #45. MAGA!”
Although he was originally a liberal who protested against the Vietnam War, in his later years Voight became a Republican and endorsed Trump. The Academy Award-winning actor has posted numerous videos on X expounding on his conservative beliefs. He has been a firm backer of Donald Trump since his first run for president and is still an admirer of 45. In a recent video, Voight said that Americans are living through a “civil war,” that President Joe Biden’s government is out to get Trump, and that “President Trump is a man who wants to save America.”
Waka Flocka Flame
“No Hands” and “Hard in da Paint” rapper Waka Flocka Flame (born Juaquin James Malphurs) has always been a fan of Donald Trump, and even called him a better president than Barack Obama back in 2020. Less than a year later, Trump rewarded his loyalty (and his humanitarian work for a Chicago-based non-profit) with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Now, the hip-hop and trap producer is doubling-down on his stance on 45, hoping to bring him back to the Oval Office. His message was a simple “TRUMP2024” on a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Oct. 16, followed by a profile picture change to the man in question.