As Americans who are constantly tied to our phones and pop culture, we are always reading the news of biased coverage against our President, Donald J. Trump. We have become (almost) immune to it as a society, because of the way that mainstream celebrities and news media have covered him.
In thinking about what the 2016 election meant, I am reminded that there was such a thing as the “Silent Majority,” which carried President Trump through the election. But where is that silent majority in pop culture? Well, here are your top 10 (unlikely) celebrities who support our President:
1. Dennis Rodman.
One of the more controversial superstars in today’s society, especially one who has a very odd friendship with Kim Jong Un of North Korea, Dennis Rodman made waves in the 2016 election when he gave his support to Donald Trump, stating that “(America doesn’t) need another politician, we need a businessman like Trump!”
2. Hulk Hogan
Didn’t you know that Hulkamania supports President Trump? “Well let me tell you something, brother!” Hulk Hogan was asked by TMZ who he would want to face in a wrestling match out of the 2016 Republican Primary contenders. But instead of saying Jeb Bush (like we all expected), he responded by saying he was ready to join Donald Trump as his running mate.
3. Ivana Trump
To be fair, I didn’t see this one coming. But sometimes you have to hand it to those who know him best. Not only did Ivana support President Trump, but she actually spoke at a luncheon in New York City last September in support of her ex-husband.
4. Gene Simmons
The KISS singer endorsed President Trump during the 2016 Presidential Election to Rolling Stone. He also backed the President’s policy of building a wall on the southern border and appreciated that Donald Trump is unfiltered and “speaks his mind.”
5. Tom Brady
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is arguably the best NFL player of all time, and has shown much support for the President. Wearing a Make America Great Again hat in public, Brady as spoken kindly of the President on many occasions, with the lone instance of disagreement being over the NFL national anthem protests.
6. Kanye West
America’s favorite Taylor Swift-hating rapper endorsed Donald Trump in a concert held in San Jose, California in 2016, and held a meeting with the President-elect following his election victory in Trump Tower, New York.
7. Charlie Sheen
The Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen has voiced support for the policies that he laid out during the 2016 election, mirroring Hulk Hogan when he tweeted “If Trump will hv me I’d be his VP in a heartbeat! #TrumpSheen16”
8. Loretta Lynn
The country music singer made waves in January 2016 when she endorsed Trump in the primaries, by saying, “Trump has sold me. What more can I say?” in an interview with Reuters. After receiving the Medal of Freedom award from President Obama, many were surprised to learn that Lynn had been “stumping for (Trump)” at the end of her shows.
9. Omarosa Manigault
After starring on the Donald Trump’s show, The Apprentice, Omarosa Manigault stayed close with the future-President after her time on the show. So much so, that she was interviewed as part of Frontline’s traditional election documentary, The Choice. Omarosa was quoted in the documentary for saying “Every critic….will bow down to President Donald Trump.” Later, Manigault was promoted to head African-American Outreach for Trump’s 2016 campaign.
10. Mike Tyson
What many people don’t realize about Mike Tyson is his endorsement of Trump came in August 2015, and stuck with the eventual nominee of the Republican Party through November 2016. Why is this so important? Mike Tyson is a practicing Muslim, who believes that Trump’s proposed “Muslim ban” is not the best way to categorize our President. Instead, he continues in an interview with The Daily Beast that he believes that the amount of respect that Donald Trump has shown his family and himself shows the true character of the President, and that is why he continues to support him.