Who the Celebs Are Rooting for to Be the Next President of the United States
By Raphael Chestang
As the U.S. presidential election continues to heat up, we're looking at who your favorite celebrities are backing to become the next President of the United States of America.
The reality star expressed her support for Hillary Clinton in a post on her website, writing, "No matter what candidate you support for the next presidential election, you have to admit that it's f***ing AWESOME that a woman is up for the job!!! Hillary Clinton deserves a big 'DAAAAAAAMN, Gina!' for being the first to get this close. So dope."
"As president, you really plan on building on the progress that President Obama has made to deliver some real results for a lot of Americans, including African-Americans," the comedian told Hillary Clinton on his radio show in March. "I'm endorsing you as my candidate for President of the United States and I just think that you're going to just do the right thing for the majority of the people in this country."
"I would like very much for [Hillary Clinton] to be our next President of the United States, and I will do whatever I can to make that happen," the actress told Bustle in a recent sitdown. "It's bound to happen, at this point. It must."
"I am a Hillary supporter," the movie star told The Guardian in an interview published on March 3. "I am doing a fundraiser for her." In 2012, Clooney hosted a fundraising event for Barack Obama that raised $15 million.
"I am voting for [Clinton] because of her beliefs, her strength and the fact that she completely embodies the concept of women empowerment," the singer said in January during a campaign event in Iowa.
"You have so much power and this is one of the most important elections in over a decade. So much change can happen," Perry urged voters in October. "I stand and I march with Clinton. I believe in her future, her vision. I believe in her policies. I believe in equal rights for men, women, pay...Thank you for having me, she's my firework."
"Just to have a woman speaking from a global perspective as far as representing America, I'd love to see that. So I'll be voting Ms. Clinton," he said on Watch What Happens Live in May.
"I got my selfie!" Kim Kardashian tweeted in August along with a photo of the presidential candidate with her and her husband, Kanye West. "I really loved hearing her speak and hearing her goals for our country! #HillaryForPresident"
The pop star showed her support for Hillary be attending a campaign event in May.
"I have said in many a rap, I don't trust the church or the government, a Democrat, Republican, a pope, a bishop or those other men," the rapper told a crowd inside Atlanta's Fox Theatre in November. "But after spending five hours tonight, after spending five hours with someone who has spent the last 50 years radically fighting for your rights and mine, I can tell you that am very proud tonight to announce the next president of the United States, Sen. Bernie Sanders."
This statement came after Killer Mike conducted a six-part interview with Sanders, featured in Rolling Stone.
The comedian was named in a list of 128 names of people lined up to endorse Sanders' campaign, which was released in September.
"I'm loving @SenSanders," the comedian tweeted in June. "He says what he means and he means what he says and he's not for sale."
"Bernie Sanders ... you're our only hope, Obi-Wan Kenobi."
"We need you Obi-Wan." - Danny DeVito introducing Bernie in a get-out-the-vote rally in St. Louis before Tuesday's primaries in Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Florida and North Carolina.
"[Trump] should be president of the United States," the boxing legend told HuffPost Live in October. "Let's try something new. Let's run America like a business, where no colors matter. Whoever can do the job, gets the job."
"I think [Trump] would make a great president," the actor told CNN's Don Lemon in July. Baldwin got to know the GOP candidate during his stints on The Celebrity Apprentice in 2009 and an all-star edition of the reality show in 2013 -- both of which he was fired from.
"@realDonaldTrump has been a great friend for many years," the NBA champ tweeted in July. "We don't need another politician. We need a businessman like Mr. Trump! Trump 2016."
"I'm a huge Donald Trump supporter and so should you," the reality star said in a YouTube video posted in October. She admitted that she wasn't a fan of the presidential hopeful at first, but then determined that she was being hypocritical in her judgement of the billionaire. "People judge me all the time as opposed to listening to the message I put out there … That's when I realized I was a hypocrite, because I judged Donald Trump based on his past and his reality shows and that made me blind to seeing his true message."
The reality star told Fox News in January that he thinks Trump is the best person to hold office because he doesn't seem to be beholden to donors or lobbyists.
"Does America want to have a president who FOLLOWS or someone who leads?" Carter tweeted on Saturday. "I vote For @realdonaldtrump"
Fans were quick to show their discontent with Carter's endorsement, but the singer held his ground.
"I, Jon Voight, can say, without hesitation, that Donald [Trump] is funny, playful, and colorful, but most of all, he is honest," the Oscar winner told Breitbart News in a statement on March 8. "When he decided to run for president, I know he did it with a true conviction to bring this country back to prosperity. He is the only one who can do it. No frills, no fuss, only candid truths."
"I just looked at Cruz. He stood out in my mind as being a moral and religious man," Phil told Fox News in January. "I thought to myself, 'Good enough for me.' It's about that simple on my part."
"I like Ted Cruz," the Olympic gold medalist told The Advocate. "I think he's very conservative, and a great constitutionalist, and a very articulate man. I haven't endorsed him or anything like that. But I also think, he's an evangelical Christian, and probably one of the worst ones when it comes to trans issues."
"Wouldn't it be great, let’s say he goes on to be president," she continued. "And I have all my girls on a trans issues board to advise him on making decisions when it comes to trans issues. Isn't that a good idea?"
"@MarcoRubio is the clear choice!" the adult film star tweeted in October.
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While the Golden Globe winner has not come out about who he will support for the upcoming election, he has been very vocal about who will not get his vote. The actor called for America to "WAKE UP" and vote "#AnyoneButTrump" in a tweet posted Saturday.