Donald Trump Thanks Phil Robertson For Support
During a satellite TV interview, Robertson made the case for Trump as the right vote for Evangelicals like himself. The reality television star argued that none of the Republican nominee’s policies are “anti-Biblical.” Rather, he said, “Issue after issue, policy-wise, I’m in line with Donald Trump.”
It didn’t take long for the GOP contender to learn of the favorable comments. When a Twitter user with the handle @DeplorableCBTP posted, “‘In my mind, #DonaldTrump is the only way out of this mess.’ – #PhilRobertson of TV’s #DuckDynasty,” Trump quoted the tweet, and wrote, “Thank you Phil!”
This is not the first time the “Duck Dynasty” clan has spoken out about Trump. Robertson’s son Willie gave a speech at the Republican National Convention in July. And the family patriarch has bashed Hillary Clinton in several interviews over the last few months. During this morning’s chat, he called the Democratic candidate “irredeemable.”
Of course, some people feel that way about Robertson himself. It was nearly three years ago when the duck caller found himself under fire for homophobic and racist comments. He was briefly suspended from “Duck Dynasty” for the remarks. But while Robertson has also said inflammatory things since then, he remains a key part of the A&E series, which aired its 10th season this past summer.