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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
Donald Trump via Twitter

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“She is the Worst”: AZ Senator Kyrsten Sinema Leaves the Democratic Party

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After causing years of obstruction within her own party, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) has announced she’s leaving the Democratic Party to register as an Independent.

“I know some people might be a little bit surprised by this, but actually, I think it makes a lot of sense,” she said in a Thursday CNN interview.

“I’ve never fit neatly into any party box. I’ve never really tried. I don’t want to,” she continued. “Removing myself from the partisan structure… [is] true to who I am and how I operate. I also think it’ll provide a place of belonging for many folks across the state and the country, who also are tired of the partisanship.”

The move will make her the third Independent Senator in addition to Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Angus King (I-ME). It also means that if she runs for re-election, she will face a Democratic and Republican opponent,

Contrary to her belief, Sinema’s move isn’t even a little bit surprising. Over the last two years, she has consistently alienated herself from her Democratic colleagues by obstructing votes on key Democratic legislative priorities.

She has given speeches on why it’s important to uphold Jim Crow-era filibuster rules in the Senate, even though the rules helped block important voting rights legislation and more.

She also gained infamy when she playfully gave a thumbs down in the Senate to opposed a $15 an hour minimum wage, and was captured on camera ignoring her own constituent.

Her antics, and her refusal to help stump for Democratic candidates during the latest midterm election cycle, have led to her being censured by the Arizona Democratic Party and low approval ratings amongst state Democratic voters. Top Democratic donor groups had also pulled their endorsements and funding from Sinema.

Twitter users were unimpressed with Sinema’s announcement.

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‘The Hypocrisy Is Just Absolutely Insane’: Morning Joe Slams GOP ‘Idiots’ for Criticizing Brittney Griner Release

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough bashed Donald Trump and other Republicans for their “absolutely insane” hypocrisy on the prisoner swap that returned WNBA star Brittney Griner from a Russian penal colony.

GOP lawmakers and conservative media attacked President Joe Biden for agreeing to free Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout for Griner, who had been convicted of possessing cannabis oil, and not former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, who was convicted of spying. The “Morning Joe” host ripped their complaints.

“The hypocrisy is just absolutely insane,” Scarborough said. “I mean, the same Republicans that were criticizing Joe Biden for not bringing Paul Whelan home failed to place blame on the man who was actually in the White House when Whelan was arrested illegally, jailed illegally. Why didn’t Donald Trump do anything in 2018 to get Paul Whelan home? Why didn’t he do anything in 2019 to get Paul Whelan home? Why didn’t Donald Trump do anything in 2020 to get Paul Whelan home? He was praising Vladimir Putin the entire time, why not actually call his buddy and ask him to release an American? I guess because he just didn’t give a damn.”

“Despite celebrating the releases of other Americans imprisoned while he was in office, Donald Trump didn’t publicly utter Whelan’s name even once as president,” Scarborough continued. “This is according to a review of public remarks and tweets, carried out by The Independent. Trump clearly had the power to negotiate a prisoner swap deal, however, never was this evident in 2020, when he negotiated with, get this, not with his friend Putin to get Paul Whelan home. He didn’t give a damn that Putin arrested Whelan and let him rot in jail. Instead, no, he was negotiating with the Taliban, and he freed up 5,000 Taliban terrorists. What did he get in exchange? Nothing, he got nothing in exchange and he wanted to actually invite the Taliban, the people who actually allowed the 9/11 attacks to happen, to be launched from their country, he invited them on Sept. 11 to Camp David.”

“When these idiot, and they are total idiots, when these idiots going around talking about Joe Biden being a bad negotiator, they are literally talking in defense of with Donald Trump — the biggest loser, the worst negotiator we have ever had,” Scarborough added. “He falls in love with dictators in North Korea, he completely kowtows to Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, and he doesn’t even give a damn about Paul Whelan, lets him rot in jail for three years while Biden and [secretary of state Tony] Blinken and this administration are working their tails off to try to get him home.”

Watch the segment below or at this link.

 

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‘Don’t Say Gay’ Florida GOP Lawmaker Quits One Day After Pleading Not Guilty to Federal Felony Fraud Charges

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Joe Harding, the Florida Republican state representative who authored the highly-controversial and some say unconstitutional “Don’t Say Gay” law has just resigned, one day after pleading “not guilty” and assuring his constituents on social media he is working “for a fair and just resolution” to federal felony fraud and money laundering charges.

Harding’s resignation also comes one day after he was stripped of his committee assignments, and is effective immediately, Florida Politics reports.

The charges involve a COVID-related Small Business Administration loan for $150,000, according to the Dept. of Justice, which notes if convicted on all charges he could get 35 years in prison.

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“I want the public and my constituents to know that I fully repaid the loan and cooperated with investigators as requested,” Harding told his constituents via Facebook on Wednesday. “On advice from counsel, I will be unable to say anything more specific about the legal proceedings until a later date and refer any questions or concerns related to this matter to my attorney. I ask that you keep me and my family in your prayers as we work for a fair and just resolution. Thank you, and may God bless you.”

Also on Wednesday Harding shuttered his Twitter account.

In another statement Harding wrote: “To my many colleagues that have reached out to me, including many I have deep policy disagreements with, thank you. It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve alongside you for the past two years.”

Florida Politics notes Harding ended his statement with a bible verse, Jeremiah 29:11-12. That verse can have several different meanings depending on the version of the Bible.

READ MORE: Watch: ‘Biblical Conservative’ Republican Likens Bestiality and Polygamy to Same-Sex Marriage in Angry Speech Against Bill

Nadine Smith, the executive director of Equality Florida, responded to news of Harding’s resignation via social media: “So much harm to students, parents and teachers because of his raw political ambitions. He slandered entire communities and trafficked in lie after lie that has emboldened violent bigotry. He will have his day in court but his legacy is already a despicable one.”

Harding is not the only family member accused of criminal acts.

“Harding’s indictment follows a September guilty plea from his brother-in-law, Patrick Walsh,” Florida Politics notes. “As reported by Fresh Take Florida, Walsh pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering charges connected to his receipt of nearly $8 million in disaster relief loans.”

 

 

 

 

 

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