There may be trouble in duck paradise, at least when it comes to the political side of things. Duck Dynasty stars Phil and Willie Robertson have made their choices on who has their full support in the Republican GOP. However, they are not about to let their differences get in between them, not even politics.
As seen on Fox News Insider, the two men sat down via satellite with Sean Hannity to explain why they decided to go against each other in their endorsements. Willie has personally chosen to back the outspoken Donald Trump. The Duck Commander announced his decision at the Outdoor Sportsman Awards Show in Las Vegas last week. He seems to share the fact that Trump wants to “make America great again.”
Being that he is a businessman himself, the younger Robertson told Hannity that he loves the fact that Donald Trump has been highly successful in his businesses and he considers that as an advantage. Willie also said that things need to be shaken up, and Trump is the man to do just that.
“I want somebody in there who can shake it up, who can change it up, who are not after the money. I think [Trump] is the man for the job. He’s run a business and I think, you know, so many people come in and they’ve never run a business, they don’t know what they’re doing when they get there.”
His father, Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, had sent his message loud and clear in a video posted a week earlier that he was endorsing Trump’s rival, Senator Ted Cruz. His reasoning for getting behind this presidential hopeful is that he believes that Cruz stands for Americans and for God. Phil explained to Hannity that he took a look at what James Madison wrote in the Constitution about it being written for a moral and religious people.
“So I just looked at Cruz. He stood out in my mind as being a moral and religious man. I thought to myself, ‘Good enough for me.’ It’s about that simple on my part.”
Willie mentioned that since the Constitution was written, he believes that the American system is now broken and that he doesn’t want the same old politician in there to do the same thing as every other politician. He wants someone in there who will “put their money where their mouth is.” He wants to see some action taken, and he believes that Trump is the man for the job.
“Think about the alternative here: Hillary Clinton? Bernie Sanders?”
The Robertson family has no bad feelings at all towards the Trumps. In fact, Donald Jr. spent time recently at their Louisiana home, and he went duck hunting with Jase Robertson. Phil even said that the “Trump kid” was a better shot than Ted Cruz. Will that persuade Jase to give daddy Trump his vote? That remains to be seen, but being a good shot is huge in the Robertson family.
Are you surprised that the Duck Dynasty clan is divided on who they are endorsing?
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