By Katie Kieffer
So maybe we’ll lose Cher, Lena Dunham and Whoopi Goldberg—but many beloved athletes, tech entrepreneurs, actors and entertainers will stay in America if Trump becomes our next President.
“If ROMNEY gets elected I don’t know if i can breathe same air as Him,” Cher tweeted (grammar errors hers) in the 2012 election cycle. This time around, Cher tweeted that if Trump is elected: “I’m moving to Jupiter.” Dunham and Goldberg issued similar threats.
“Extinction of White Men” is the title of a new video Dunham posted on Twitter. The video is artistically barren and overtly sexist. If Dunham represents the caliber of performer we’ll lose to Canada with a Trump presidency, let it be so.
Jennifer Lopez, Pharrell Williams, Jay Z and Beyoncé have lent their vocal talents and fame to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in recent days—headlining concerts and events. If it seems like the “cool kids” like Clinton—while “white supremacists” like Trump—allow me to point out that plenty of reputable, successful and talented Americans wholeheartedly support Trump’s policies.
1.) Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel is a tech innovator who co-founded PayPal and made the first outside investment in Facebook. He’s also an investor in many other entrepreneurial ventures and an outspoken advocate for free market principles. Thiel has donated $1.25 million to Trump’s campaign efforts.
“Voters are tired of being lied to,” Thiel said in a speech to journalists at the National Press Club last week. He argued that insiders on both sides of the aisle have contributed to what he calls economic and cultural bubbles. Thiel pointed out:
“The story people in Silicon Valley always want to tell is one in which their specific success, as individuals and as companies, gets conflated with the story of general success and general progress in the United States.”
Silicon Valley giants like Google CEO Eric Schmidt are collaborating behind the scenes with Clinton and supporting public policies that will help them specifically while hurting the average American small business owner. We need more entrepreneurs like Thiel, who—like the late co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs—support lower taxes and fewer regulations.
2.) Loretta Lynn
“Yeah, I’m proud to be a coal miner’s daughter,” is a stanza from one of country singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn’s biggest hits. So, it’s no surprise that she supports the presidential candidate who’s not going to put coal miners out of business.
“Trump has sold me – what more can I say?” Lynn told Reuters. Over the course of her prolific 60-year career, Lynn—who is the most decorated female country artist in history—has had multiple albums go gold and received copious music awards. President Obama awarded her a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013, but Lynn has her own political views and can’t be bought. “I just think he’s [Trump] the only one who’s going to turn this country around.”
3.) Tom Brady
Four-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady is a longtime friend of Trump. In 2015, he was asked about the possibility of Trump winning the White House and replied: “I hope so. That would be great.”
When Esquire asked Brady whether he would be following in the footsteps of San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and kneeling during the national anthem he replied: “I always choose to stand and reflect, at a moment like that, on the blessings that I’ve had. That’s how I choose to express how I feel toward the people that have sacrificed for us. I think we live in a wonderful country.”
No wonder Brady owns a “Make America Great Again” hat while Kaepernick is hosting a Black Panther Party-inspired youth camp.
4.) Lou Holtz
Speaking of sports role models, it’s difficult to forget four-time college football bowl winner Lou Holtz. “He does nothing but go first class in everything. He wants this country to be first class as well,” Holtz said in his official video endorsement of Trump.
5.) Jon Voight
Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie has an Oscar-winning father and his name is Jon Voight. A traditional liberal at heart, Voight was a strong supporter of John F. Kennedy. However, today’s radical breed of Democrats is too extreme for his tastes.
“He’s an answer to our problems. We need to get behind him. The Republicans need to unite behind this man,” Voight has said of Trump. “We need somebody to go in and reconstruct us in a sort of way, get us back to where we were, who we need to be.”
“He’s a visionary. The children that he’s raised give you an example of his moral character and his loving kindness. …He’s just the perfect guy to come from outside the system to do a lot of the work that needs to be done,” Voight said.
The funny thing is, there are many more pro-Trump celebrities in the closet. While neither of our two leading presidential candidates is perfect, you need only look at the massive crowds at Trump rallies to see that there’s far more passion behind the less two-faced candidate.
Look to your left and to your right. You are surrounded by people silently planning to vote for Trump on Nov. 8. Consider joining them so we can take back our country.