As Donald Trump’s status as the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination becomes more solid every day, he may still not have many political endorsements — but he’s got another kind of firepower behind him.
Endorsements from well-known celebrities are a bonus for Trump, like his enormous media coverage, that help him speak to his audience. Once considered a long shot, the businessman and reality-TV star is leading the GOP in delegates.
In addition to the politicians and pundits — like Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter — who have endorsed Trump, here are 21 celebrities and entertainment figures who are showing their support for him:
In a statement to Breitbart, the actor said he is supporting Donald Trump because 'he's an answer to our problems.' He also called Trump 'funny, playful, and colourful, but most of all, he is honest.' He added, 'There are many Republicans fighting to keep him from winning the Republican nomination. You know why? Because he has no bull to sell, and everyone will discover the bull most politicians spew out is for their own causes and benefits. I pray all Americans who have seen and felt the meltdown of America with the Obama years, to please fight for Donald Trump.'
Kid Rock showed his support for the presidential hopeful in an interview with Rolling Stone, saying that he's 'digging Trump.' He also added: 'Let the m------------ business guy run it like a f------ business. And his campaign has been entertaining as s---.'
Country singer Loretta Lynn announced her support for Trump in December, and told a Reuters reporter in January that 'he's the only one who's going to turn this country around.'
James, a TV personality and founder of West Coast Choppers, posted a lengthy Facebook message in January supporting his former 'Celebrity Apprentice' boss.
Ive met a lot of people in life and I have found it best to form opinions about them by actually meeting them in person. ... What I personally observed is a man that is perfect suited to run this country. ... One thing you know about me is Good or bad I will always tell it like it is. This guy is the Real Deal, and will Make America Great Again.
Alley hasn't fully endorsed a presidential candidate yet, but in September, she tweeted that she liked Trump after disagreeing with the way '60 Minutes'' Scott Pelley was interviewing the candidate. In January, she told FoxBusiness.com that she wants 'someone that will rev us up and make us pay attention. Donald Trump, whether you like him or don't, he's waking this country up.'
The former heavyweight boxing champion announced that he would endorse Trump while appearing on HuffPost Live in October 2015. 'He should be president of the United States,' Tyson said.
As for what Trump has said about immigration, Tyson said that the words were 'crude' and someone could work with him on the delivery of his message.
Baldwin, who was fired by Trump on two different seasons of 'The Celebrity Apprentice,' said during an interview with Don Lemon on an episode of 'CNN Tonight' that Trump would make a 'great' president 'because he's not a politician, and he doesn't care what anybody thinks.'
The actor endorsed Trump in 2011, even after being fired from season four of 'The Celebrity Apprentice,' and offered his praise for the presidential hopeful again recently. 'He's a great guy. He's sharp. He's fast,' he told Fox411. 'He can change the country after the last eight years.'
The retired pro-basketball player 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.'
He was fired from season two of 'The Celebrity Apprentice.'
When asked by TMZ for his thoughts on Trump, the actor and former bodybuilder said, 'I hope Donald goes all the way.' He was also fired from a season of 'The Celebrity Apprentice.'
The musician wrote an article for WorldNetDaily in which he said that Trump 'should be given the Medal of Freedom for speaking his mind in such a bold, honest, and straightforward manner.'
The Las Vegas entertainer announced his support on 'Fox and Friends.' 'I love Donald, and he would make a great president,' he said. But he also voiced his support for other hopefuls, such as Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, and Ben Carson.
The former pro wrestler, former Minnesota governor, and actor was speaking with previous Trump staffer Roger Stone for his show 'Off the Grid' when Ventura said, 'I shocked my staff today. I came in and said, 'You know what, as far as the Republicans are concerned, I hope Trump wins.'' Though he also added, 'Now I'm not a Republican -- I'm not a Democrat either -- so ultimately, I'd like somebody else to win overall.'
The retired NFL coach said of Trump, 'I think that he has the fire in his belly to make America great again and probably do it the right way,' in an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times.
The retired NFL wide receiver told TMZ Sports, '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.' He appeared on the most recent season of 'The Celebrity Apprentice.'
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