The current Presidential election is already one of the most bizarre in American history. November 8th will be the date we witness history as the two polarizing candidates battle to become the leader of the free world. Voters are split with both sides having passionate supporters but many having apathy towards both candidates. Businessman and reality television star Donald Trump has somehow become the Republican candidate through his loud talking points and appeal to a specific sect of Americans. Many believe his views are racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-LGBT. Some of those controversial stances are why he is popular to many of his audience.
Hillary Clinton is representing the Democratic side after many years of trying to get to the Presidency. As the former First Lady and a lifelong politician, Clinton has the experience advantage. The issue is many believe she’s made past mistakes in office that prove she won’t be a competent President. There’s a growing popular belief that this is the worst election in recent memory. While both have a fair share of detractors, their supporters speak up loudly on their behalf. Much like the average American, celebrities have to vote and they have used their platforms to endorse their candidate. We’ll view some of the bigger names to show support for each Trump and Clinton.
16. Trump Supporter: Hulk Hogan
As the biggest star in wrestling history, Hulk Hogan still finds his name in the news. Hogan has gone on the record that he is supporting Donald Trump in his bid to become United States President. The former WWE legend actually tried to get on the ticket as a Vice President candidate. It sounds ridiculous that a former wrestler that has recently been in the news for making racist comments could be Vice President, but just look at Trump’s resume before running for office.
Trump has a history with WWE appearing on WrestleMania 23, as well as working with Hogan specifically by hosting WrestleMania 4 and WrestleMania 5 at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Hogan and Trump have a lot of personality similarities, but Trump decided to go with Mike Pence instead. Hogan still appears to be an avid Trump supporter. The fact that Hogan was just in the news last year for getting caught using the n-word probably isn’t the best support for Trump, but you can never know with his crowd.
15. Hillary Supporter: Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde is one of the more outspoken celebrities when it comes to social issues and laws that come with it. The talented actress definitely doesn’t shy away from stepping outside of the Hollywood bubble to discuss her personal viewpoints. Wilde has endorsed Hillary Clinton in belief of her being the right woman to make history as the first female to become United States President. The dream of Wilde was to see Elizabeth Warren run as Vice President under Clinton, but Wilde stated she knew it would never happen in a million years due to the political oppositions.
The overall ideology of Wilde leans towards the liberal side and there’s no way she would ever support someone like Trump. However, the fact that she spoke on her endorsement of Clinton while she was still running against Bernie Sanders proved she genuinely believes in Hillary. Many fans have believed Wilde possesses the knowledge to run for office herself, but she states she has no desire to ever do so.
14. Trump Supporter: Scott Baio
The acting career of Scott Baio is primarily known for his work on various hit 80s sitcoms such as Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi and Charles in Charge. Baio has resurfaced as one of the most public vocal supporters of Donald Trump. The viewpoints of Baio are more old-school which endeared Trump’s campaign to him. Trump has been criticized for a video being released of him making offensive comments about having the power to grope random women if he is attracted enough to them.
Baio went to various new outlets speaking in support of Trump for these comments claiming it made him more relatable. The argument of Baio was that men all talked like this when women weren’t around and Trump understands life of the average male. Of all Trump supporters, Baio has made the most drastic comments showing support. The potential of Trump losing may put him in a bad place, but he really has nothing to lose at this stage.
13. Hillary Supporter: Steven Spielberg
The career of work by Steven Spielberg has earned him the legacy of being one of the greatest movie minds of all time. Between his directing, producing and screenwriting, Spielberg delivered countless classic films and earned a great deal of money. The large savings account of Spielberg allowed him to make a huge donation towards Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Spielberg donated one million bucks to help get Clinton get elected as the Democratic candidate.
Clinton actually delivered a shout out of sorts to Spielberg at the most recent debate with her reference to his Lincoln film. Unlike most of the younger celebrities, Spielberg isn’t using the internet or finding creative ways to show his support for Clinton. He’s putting his money where his mouth is with the large donation and a role in fundraising events. Much like he’s comfortable behind the camera, Spielberg is using his strengths behind the scenes to help the Clinton campaign.
12. Trump Supporter: Ted Nugent
Musician Ted Nugent has been very vocal of his political beliefs for many years. The avid Republican has shown support for Donald Trump’s campaign as the new face of the party. Nugent is a huge advocate of hunting and owning guns. This earned Trump his vote and endorsement. Nugent loves that Trump doesn’t hold back his words. The fact that he isn’t politically correct plays into Nugent’s own personal beliefs of what America should be.
Nugent actually wrote a blog highlighting the twenty reasons he believes Trump should be President. It was borderline offensive but that’s part of the reason he wanted to share it. The list stated the true enemies such as Barack Obama, The Pope, the Black Lives Matter movement and the entire country of Mexico were against Trump and that should provide incentive to support him. Nugent clearly doesn’t care about any backlash and is at a place in life where it doesn’t matter to him.
11. Hillary Supporter: Katy Perry
Katy Perry has been one of the most active singers showing support for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The couple of Perry and Orlando Bloom attended Clinton’s fundraiser in New York and Perry performed a song. Perry chose to perform her hit song “Unconditionally” because she felt Clinton is the kind of person that shows unconditional love to the country. The support of Clinton has been shown by Perry on multiple occasions at her shows and on social media
Perry has stated her parents were both pastors and avid Republicans that forced her to rebel against the conservative lifestyle and dangers with it. The liberal Perry pleads with her fans to vote using the analogy of one can cancel out “your weird cousin” or NRA lobbyist. If Clinton wins, Perry may very well write a song for the moment consider the impact the Democratic candidate appears to have on her. Maybe she’ll just play “I Kissed a Girl” to rile up a certain sect of their shared critics.
10. Trump Supporter: Mike Tyson
Boxing legend Mike Tyson is an avid supporter of Donald Trump. Unlike the celebrities on this list to support Trump for his social viewpoints or political beliefs, Tyson endorses the Republican candidate due to their friendship. Tyson feels Trump is more personal compared to the average politician due to Trump lovingly shaking Tyson’s hand and asking about his family. Iron Mike claims he is written off by others due to his past convictions and various strikes to his reputation but Trump ignores that.
Tyson said he will do his best to spread the word of Trump and hopes he can influence 20,000 others like him to also vote for Trump. The checkered past of Tyson may make his words less meaningful but he has bounce backed becoming an American sweetheart with cameos in various comedic movies and television shows. Tyson’s friendship with Trump basically made him a supporter by proxy, but it would be quite bizarre to see him potentially visit the White House if Trump wins.
9. Hillary Supporter: LeBron James
As the biggest NBA star and arguably the biggest star in all of sports, LeBron James made headlines with his endorsement of Hillary Clinton. James is often compared to Michael Jordan when discussing the greatest NBA players of all time. Jordan had a reputation for refusing to discuss politics with the famous quote of “Republicans buy sneakers too.” Unlike Jordan, James has spoken up about his beliefs on policies and social issues.
The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar officially endorsed Hillary in late September. James stated he feels Clinton has the political experience and intelligence to get the job done. He also referenced his friend current President Barack Obama by saying he believes Clinton can follow the example set by Obama. Given your political leaning, that will either add agreement or doubt to James’ endorsement. The fact that James spoke at all about the election did help his reputation as people enjoy him actually giving his opinions rather than pretending to be a robot.
8. Trump Supporter: Kid Rock
Detroit rock star Kid Rock is a Republican and has made it known during the Presidential election. Kid Rock didn’t always support Donald Trump. His original endorsement went to Dr. Ben Carson during the Republican primaries. That switched when it was all but assured that Trump would be the Republican representative in the race. Kid Rock endorsed Trump saying he was digging the campaign of him attempting to “make America great again.”
The rocker said Trump is a hugely successful businessman and he would run the country like a business. Another factor in Kid Rock’s enjoyment of Trump is the entertainment value that comes along with the reality television show continuing to showcase his persona rather than being cordial like politicians. There have been rumors circulating that Kid Rock sneaked into a Clinton campaign event at the Democratic convention to shout “Vote Trump.” That has never been confirmed, but it does sound like something he would do.
7. Hillary Supporter: Scarlett Johansson
All celebrities have some sort of influence and cool things about them, but Hillary Clinton is the only one that can say Black Widow is endorsing her. Well, at least the actress that plays Black Widow in the Avengers movies is. Scarlett Johansson has gone on the record that she believes Clinton is the best choice the next President of the United States. One of the factors that Johansson believes contributes to Clinton aside from the experience in politics is her experience as a mother.
Johansson said women have a different perspective to the world, especially after experiencing motherhood. The actress claimed the appreciation of humanity from the maternal instinct will only help. While Clinton hasn’t convinced Johansson to rock the Black Widow costume and appear in a commercial trying to help bring down Trump, she has received great support from the movie star. Johansson strongly believes Clinton winning would be a step forward for the United States.
6. Trump Supporter: Gary Busey
One of Donald Trump’s biggest celebrity supporters is someone that worked on his reality show. Gary Busey appeared on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice as a contestant on the hit program. The acting career of Busey earned him fame but he started to develop a reputation of being an unpredictable personality. That made him perfect for the reality show and adds another similarity that connects him to his friend and former “boss.”
Busey proclaimed Trump is a great guy both personally and professionally. The actor guaranteed Trump would be great for the country if elected the next United States of America President. Busey is not a fan of Obama and believes the last eight years have sunk the country. His faith in Trump makes him feel the Republican nominee will be able to fix things for the better. There’s also the chance Busey is holding out for a President Apprentice reality show that can land him a role in office and back on television.
5. Hillary Supporter: Ellen DeGeneres
Based on Ellen DeGeneres’ lifestyle in a gay marriage, it was obvious she wouldn’t support the Republican Party, but she has gone on the record to be a huge Hillary Clinton supporter. On her hit daytime talk show Ellen, she endorsed Clinton when interviewing the candidate. DeGeneres spoke glowingly about Clinton claiming she was clearly the most intelligent and qualified person running for the job. The controversy of talk shows choosing which candidates to interview isn’t one Ellen has against her.
DeGeneres claimed she would interview Donald Trump despite viewing him as the definition of a bully. She doesn’t believe he would ever take her up on the offer due to the fact that she would ask him the tough questions about his controversial stances. Ellen believes Hillary is far more suited to be the President and is a better all-around leader. The talk show host is viewed as one of the top supporters of Clinton and she’ll likely celebrate on television if the election goes in their favor.
4. Trump Supporter: Tom Brady
New England Patriots superstar quarterback Tom Brady is viewed as a “golden boy” in the NFL world. Between the good luck and good looks, Brady has basically lived a dream life and earned it by producing on the field throughout his entire career. The first controversial public statements from Brady came when he endorsed Donald Trump to be the next United States President. Brady and Trump have become friends through the years due to their fame tying them together in various social situations.
The quarterback was spotted with a “Make America Great Again” hat at his locker during a post-game interview. Brady has stated he believes Trump is a great guy but holds back on completely supporting him due to the implications that could come from it. Trump has asked Brady not to donate to him claiming he doesn’t want to mess with any of his sponsorships. The support of Trump by Brady has made many look at him in a different light for the first time, but it isn’t negatively affecting him as he still dominates the football world.
3. Hillary Supporter: Kerry Washington
Actress Kerry Washington is by far one of the biggest Hillary Clinton supporters in Hollywood. Washington frequently makes appearances on various shows discussing all of the reasons she supports Clinton. The support for Hillary has become associated with her career at this point. Washington and the rest of the set of hit show Scandal greeted Clinton when the Presidential candidate visited them and thanked Washington personally for her support.
Washington has also blasted Donald Trump on several occasions claiming he is running his campaign based off fear and hate. The recent appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher saw a pregnant Washington plead with America to listen to her reason and give Clinton a chance. Washington appeared in an ad with fellow female television actresses and producers to officially endorse Hillary as their choice for the future of the country. The time and energy spent by Washington in helping Clinton is up there with the most avid of Hillary believers.
2. Trump Supporter: Clint Eastwood
Legendary actor Clint Eastwood has endorsed Donald Trump in the most bizarre of ways. Eastwood does not love Trump as a politician but he appreciates what he stands for. The dislike for the Democratic Party is one of the leading factors in Eastwood’s viewpoints as he thinks Hillary Clinton will follow in the steps of Barack Obama in disappointing him. Eastwood also took to the defense calling out those who view Trump’s offensive comments.
The 86-year-old stated he doesn’t understand why people are complaining about comments being racist, xenophobic, sexist or homophobic. Eastwood claimed those things were said when he was younger and they weren’t a big deal. The rant saw him declare he wants the country to stop being weak and overly sensitive to things that shouldn’t be viewed as offensive. That played a huge role in his support of Trump. Eastwood will be among the older Americans voting for Trump this November.
1. Hillary Supporter: Robert De Niro
Hillary Clinton also has a legendary actor on her side as Robert De Niro has become synonymous with her campaign support. De Niro believes Clinton has paid her dues learning everything needed to be an effective President compared to the lack of experience on Donald Trump. Aside from having faith in Hillary, De Niro downright loathes everything that Trump stands for. The recent video surfacing of Trump making comments about potentially sexually assaulting women caused the actor to react strongly.
De Niro made a video of his own expressing his dislike for the evilness and bullying ways of Trump. The main message of the video was De Niro expressing fears for the future and pleading with Americans to vote Hillary. The most entertaining part was him stating he’d love to punch Trump in the face. De Niro will be remembered in the historical memories of his election as being one of the biggest Clinton supporters and Trump detractors.