Truth be told, there hasn't been television quite as captivating as the US presidential election since Tyra Banks went off on Tiffany in America's Next Top Model, and LC told Heidi how she really felt on The Hills. Problem is, this is no game show, even if certain candidates would like to think otherwise. As we draw closer to Nov. 8, politicians, citizens and celebrities are all pledging their support for either Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, or Republican candidate Donald Trump. So who's endorsing who? Let's take a look:
Endorsing Hillary Clinton
Celebrities tend to be a liberal bunch, so it's not surprising that a whole host have pledged their support for Hillary. Most of them are life-long Democrats, and have rallied around Clinton as she's come up against her own scandals and criticisms, and her support is growing by the day:
To say Lena endorses Hillary would be an understatement. She is currently all over social media using her I'mWithHer hashtag, interviewing Mrs. Clinton, and writing lengthy Time articles about why Hillary is her candidate:
I’m with Hillary because of her commitment to women’s reproductive health and rights. The quest for reproductive care can be lonely, scary and crushingly expensive. As someone with a chronic reproductive illness who frequently receives treatment from kind, expert doctors and nurses, I believe all women and girls — even if they aren’t on premium cable — deserve that same level of care.
Katy took over Hillary's Insta account in October last year, and sang at one of her rallies on the Democratic campaign trail. While both Katy's parents are staunch republicans, she addressed the crowd at the Democratic National Convention (DNC), saying:
“I didn’t finish high school, and unfortunately I don’t have a formal education. But I do have an open mind and I have a voice. I’m asking you to have an open mind and to use your voice, because on Nov. 8, you’ll be just as powerful as any NRA lobbyist. You’ll have as much say as any billionaire. Or you can just cancel out your weird cousin’s vote, if you’d like.”
Lady Gaga has thrown her support behind Hillary, encouraging fans to register and vote on Nov. 8.
The Boss has always been awesome, but this year he's made a number of political statements in favor if Hillary. Bruce canceled a North Carolina show in protest, to “fight against prejudice and bigotry” after the state passed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act (a.k.a. the LGBT "bathroom" law). He also dedicated a song to an audience member who gave him a copy of the US Constitution with 'F*ck Trump' written on it. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Springsteen said:
“I like Hillary. I think she would be a very, very good president. The republic is under siege by a moron, basically. The whole thing is tragic. Without overstating it, it’s a tragedy for our democracy.”
Fiddy didn't mince his words when speaking to The Daily Beast about who he's endorsing in this election:
It’s Hillary time! I like some of the things that Hillary says… they feel really comfortable.”
Despite the fact that J.K. can't vote in the upcoming election, she has been urging fans and Twitter followers to vote Hillary this November, while slamming Donald with one brutal tweet:
The acclaimed director recently spoke to AP about his decision to endorse Hillary, even if he did once refer to her as 'a saggy old bitch':
“When you sit there and listen to Hillary Clinton on something like Charlie Rose and hear her talking in depth about the issues to such a degree it’s like, whoah, that’s who I want for my president.”
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Endorsing Donald Tump
It's been a pretty terrible few weeks for the Donald. What started with a poor performance in the first (and second) debate, and things were looking rough when THOSE lewd remarks leaked to the press — but all is not lost, because there's still a host of celebs backing Trump.
In a lengthy Instagram post, gun enthusiast, former reality TV star and Sandra Bullock's ex-husband Jesse James threw his full support behind Trump, talking about his time on Trump's TV show Celebrity Apprentice:
Now I know that a lot of you will think that is some dumb reality TV show, not real life...and especially Not the presidency. Trust me I know that is very true, but the majority of the Anti-Trumps are basing their opinion of him on sound bites from that very same Reality TV Show. I think you should look above what the TV Network put out there to boost ratings. Nobody wants to watch somebody be a nice guy, they want to see him say "Your FIRED!".
Everyone's favorite mad Alaskan got up on stage at and endorsed Donald Trump in Iowa earlier this year, when he was running for the Republican nomination. You can watch the full video below, because words really are lost:
It seems as though Tyson may have had a few too many knocks to the head, as his reasoning for supporting Trump is based on a solid handshake:
"When I see him, he shakes my hand and respects my family. None of them - Barack, whoever - nobody else does that. They're gonna be who they are and disregard me, my family. So I'm voting for him. If I can get 20,000 people or more to vote for him, I'm gonna do it."
It looks like Tila will do literally anything to stay vaguely relevant. Whether it's her controversial anti-vaxing statements, or agreeing with B.O.B that the Earth is flat, she's thrown her hat into the ring as a diehard Trump supporter — and surprised nobody in the process.
Actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood is backing Trump in a big way. He spoke on behalf of Trump at a several private events in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Eastwood likes Donald's total disregard of political correctness, telling Esquire:
“We’re really in a pussy generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist.”
66-year-old transgender reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner has a lot of love and support for the Donald. As a trans woman, many have been confused by her choice of a candidate, and the fact that she would "never, ever vote for Hillary." In an interview with Stat, Jenner said:
“Trump seems to be very much for women... he seems very much behind the LGBT community because of what happened in North Carolina with the bathroom issue. He backed the LGBT community. [...] I think he would have a hard time with women when he doesn't even realize it, and it doesn't mean he wouldn't be good for women's issues, I think he would be very good for women's issues. … I don't think he's out there to destroy women or takes things away or do any of that kind of stuff.”
Tom Brady and Donald Trump have been friends for years, so it's no surprise that this NFL legend would support his bro. Trump used Tom Brady's influence and success on the campaign trail, bragging to The Washington Post and anyone who will listen about this All-Star endorsement:
“In Massachusetts, I’m at 48 percent. You know why? Tom Brady said Trump’s the greatest. He says it to anyone who asks him. You know, it’s hard for a guy like him to say that. When you’re a football player, you don’t want to be taking sides in campaigns and having the Hillary [Clinton] people now say you’re not as good as Bart Starr. You understand. So Tom Brady is great.”
It seems that both candidates have a lot of support from celeb-land, and as Nov. 8 draws close, we will start to see if any of it makes a difference — and if Mike Tyson has managed to convince those 20,000 people.