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Clinton, Sanders, Or Trump – Guess Which Celebrities Endorsed These Presidential Candidates?

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Robert DeNiro, Dennis Rodman, Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon, Charlie Sheen, and more. Guess who these celebrities are endorsing for president?

Now that we’ve officially moved into the 2016 election year, more and more celebrities, politicians, and people of influence are announcing their endorsements for various presidential candidates. With so many people running for office though, it’s hard to keep up with who’s endorsing who so here’s a rundown for you.

 

Hillary Clinton

Clinton has picked up quite a few endorsements recently including Jamie Lee Curtis, Gabby Giffords, Sybrina Fulton (mother of the late Trayvon Martin), and Planned Parenthood. They join a long list of other high profile people including Beyonce, J.J. Abrams, Lena Dunham, Magic Johnson, and Katy Perry. Here’s what a few celebrities said about Clinton:

Jamie Lee Curtis - “I will absolutely take a stiletto to my own eye like Hester in Scream Queens if I wake up after the election and one the Republican candidates is the president and I didn’t get off my ass and walk door to door around this country to say ‘This woman is absolutely the next president of the United States and here’s why.'” 

Pharrell Williams - “It’s time for a woman to be in there”

Robert DeNiro - “I think that she’s paid her dues. There are going to be no surprises, and she has earned the right to be president and the head of the country at this point. It’s that simple. And she’s a woman, which is very important because her take on things may be what we need right now.”

Gabby Giffords – “Mark and I are proud to have Hillary’s back, and to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with her to break the stranglehold the corporate gun lobby has had on American politics — and American families — for too long.”

Sybrina Fulton – The rising generation of our young people need a President who will stand up to inaction from Republicans and indifference from the NRA. I believe that person is Hillary Clinton.”

 

Bernie Sanders

Sanders has been gaining celebrity supporters too, most recently Sarah Silverman and Susan Sarandon. They join a long list of celebrities including Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Belinda Carlisle, and Bonnie Raitt. Here’s what a few celebrities have to say about Sanders: 

Susan Sarandon – “It’s so insulting to women to think that you would follow a candidate just because she’s a woman. That’s so wrong.”

Sarah Silverman – “I’m loving @SenSanders .  He says what he means & he means what he says & he’s not for sale.”

Mark Ruffalo – “I think Sanders has a message. He’s the one.”

Mia Farrow – “However you may vote, Bernie Sanders is pretty great. He doesn’t pander, is consistent and clear on important issues.”

Danny DeVito – “Bernie Sanders…you’re our only hope Obi-Wan Kenobi”

 

Donald Trump

According to the Business Insider, Donald Trump has quite a few celebrities offering their support too, including Mike Tyson, Hulk Hogan, Dennis Rodman, Charlie Sheen, Ted Nugent, Wayne Newton, and Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson. Here’s what a few of the celebrities had to say about Trump:

Mike Tyson – “He should be president of the United States.”

Stephen Baldwin – Trump would make a “great” president “because he’s not a politician, and he doesn’t care what anybody thinks.”  

Gary Busey – “He can change the country after the last eight years.”  

Dennis Rodman – “We don’t need another politician, we need a businessman like Mr. Trump! Trump 2016.”

Lou Ferrigno – “I hope Donald goes all the way.”

Tila Tequila – “I am a huge Donald Trump supporter.”

Mike Ditka – “I think that he has the fire in his belly to make America great again and probably do it the right way.”

Trump has also managed to secure the support of Russian President, Vladimir Putin. “He’s a very lively man, talented without doubt,” Putin said about Trump according to The Washington Post. “He’s saying he wants to go to another level of relations — closer, deeper relations with Russia. How can we not welcome that? Of course we welcome that.”

 

Are you surprised to hear about any of the above endorsements? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

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Hillary Clinton via Twitter
Bernie Sanders by Marc Nozell via Flickr and a CC license
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Fox News Host Suggests Trump ‘Force’ Court to Throw Him in Jail – by Quoting Him

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The Fox News host who targeted a juror serving on Donald Trump’s criminal New York trial is now suggesting the ex-president should violate his gag order and “force” the court to throw him in jail, by quoting the Fox News host.

Jesse Watters came under fire earlier this week for profiling juror number two, sharing possibly identifying information published by a myriad of reporters but then using that information to pass judgment on her ability to serve.

“I’m not so sure about juror number two,” Watters concluded on Fox News.

Jurors, at the judge’s direction, were to remain anonymous, for their protection and the protection of the trial.

The judge excused her, after she said she felt she was not able to be impartial because friends and family were calling her asking if she had been chosen to serve on the Trump trial, after the media blitz.

New York Supreme Court Judge Juan Merchan admonished the press for reporting the information, but some news outlets appeared to ignore his warning.

Watters on Wednesday “did a segment with a jury consultant, revealing details about people who had been seated on the jury and questioning whether some were ‘stealth liberals’ who would be out to convict Trump,” the Associated Press reported.

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Trump later posted Watters’ quote on his Truth Social platform, leading some, including New York prosecutors, to ask the judge to cite him for allegedly breaking his gag order.

Judge Merchan ordered Trump to not mention witnesses, jurors, prosecutors, court staff, or the family members of prosecutors and court staff, CNN has reported.

New York prosecutors told Juge Merchan Trump has violated the gag order at least ten times.

“Prosecutor Christopher Conroy described the ‘most disturbing’ example as a social media message Trump posted on Wednesday evening quoting a Fox News host as saying, ‘They are catching undercover Liberal Activists lying to the Judge in order to get on the Trump Jury,'” Politico reports.

That host was Jesse Watters.

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Friday afternoon, Watters appeared to egg Trump on, urging the ex-president to violate the gag order.

“I would make them put me in jail,” Watters said on Fox News. “I would have a tweet about something perhaps I said on ‘The Five’ or ‘Jesse Watters Primetime,’ and I would force them to throw me in jail.”

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Gaetz: ‘Corrupt’ Republicans Could ‘Take a Bribe’ and Throw House to Dems, Blocking Trump Run

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U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) says some of his fellow House Republicans would “take a bribe” to throw the razor-thin GOP majority to the Democrats if a far-right faction calls up a motion to oust Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, allowing Democrats to hand the gavel to the Minority Leader, Hakeem Jeffries. he warned if that happens, Democrats would immediately declare Trump ineligible to be President, pack the U.S. Supreme Court, and pass numerous laws like the American Rescue Plan.

“I do believe in a one seat majority there could be one or two or three of my colleagues who would take a bribe in one form or another in order to deprive the Republicans of a majority at all,” Gaetz said Friday on his podcast (video below.)

He added, “the risk that one or two of my corrupt Republican colleagues might take a bribe, take a walk, feign an ailment and flip this thing to the Democrats is a risk that is too high for me at this time.”

Gaetz’s fellow far-right Florida Republican member of Congress, Anna Paulina Luna, told listeners, “I heard that when, if and when the motion vacate is introduced, that there will be immediate resignations of a couple of more moderate members of Congress. And in the event that that happens, that ultimately means it does go to a Democrat speaker.”

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U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) last month filed a “motion to vacate,” which she can use at any time to force a vote to oust the GOP Speaker, Mike Johnson. U.S. Rep. Tim Massie (R-KY) and just today, U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) has signed on as co-sponsors.

Congressman Gaetz told listeners if Democrats do take the House through a force vote to remove Johnson, Democrats would “be declaring Donald Trump an insurrectionist and setting up a barrier to him being able to become the president United States.”

“That’ll be their leadoff hitter, and then the chaser to that shot will be a massive spending package that looks a lot more like the American Rescue Plan. They will blow past every concept of every cap ever imagined. You’ll be looking at Universal Basic Income, you could be looking at packing the Supreme Court.”

Watch a short clip of Gaetz’s remarks below or at this link.

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Jeffries Vows Democrats Will Ensure Ukraine Aid Passes as Johnson Defectors Grow

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Democratic House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries vowed Friday the majority of Democrats will support Republicans’ Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and Gaza foreign aid legislation as Republican Speaker Mike Johnson lost support of another member of his conference to a faction determined to oust him.

“Democrats will provide a majority of our majority as it relates to funding Israel, humanitarian assistance, Ukraine, and our allies in the Indo Pacific,” Minority Leader Jeffries said. “It remains to be seen what Republicans will do in terms of meeting the national security needs of the American people, but it was important for House Democrats to ensure that the national security bills are going to be considered.”

Despite Republicans having a one-vote majority, more Democrats on Friday voted to move the critical and long-awaited foreign aid bills forward than did Republicans.

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The 316-94 vote included 165 Democrats and 151 Republicans voting yes, and 55 Republicans and 39 Democrats voting no.

Axios’ Juliegrace Brufke posted the list of Republicans voting against their party’s legislation.

Calling it a “rare” moment in modern congressional history to have to rely on opposition party votes to pass legislation, BBC News reports Speaker Johnson’s “hold on power is tenuous, and the legislators who oppose him – and his bid to provide aid to Ukraine – occupy some key positions within the House’s power structure.”

Amid the procedural vote to move the foreign aid funding bills forward, U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, a far-right Republican of Arizona, announced he is joining Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), and Congressman Tim Massie (R-KY) in formally announcing their will vote to oust Speaker Johnson.

Gosar, like Greene, is reportedly a Christian nationalist. In 2022 CNN reported his “lengthy ties to White nationalists, [a] pro-Nazi blogger and far-right fringe received little pushback for years.”

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“We’ve been very honest in our assessment of the situation from the beginning,” Jeffries on Friday also declared. “At the appropriate time as House Democrats, we will have a conversation about how to deal with any hypothetical motion to vacate.”

“Moscow Marjorie Taylor Greene, Massie, and Gosar are quite a group. But central to our conversation is to make sure that the national security legislation in totality is passed by the House of Representatives.”

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