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Ten strangest Trump endorsements

You’ll never guess who’s supporting Donald Trump. Yes, this is shameless clickbait, but at least – partly because my blog does not support this function – I won’t infuriate you with a click-through gallery.

All elections make for some strange bedfellows, but at no previous time stranger than this – probably because both candidates are just so damn awful. A lot of prominent conservative intellectuals, commentators and activists will vote for Hillary because they are disgusted with who Trump is and the direction he has taken the Republican Party. The Democrats, on the other hand, tend to be better at holding their nose and voting for one of their own, even if for many Bernie supporters Hillary is a corrupt insider and globalist plutocrat that almost makes Trump palatable (and a lot closer ideologically). Consequently, there have not been too many prominent Democrats For Trump. Still, the man is so off-beat, he has attracted support from some people you would not have expected. Below are the ten that surprised even me, a recovering political junkie:

1.Scott Adams, creator of “Dilbert”

“I endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States because I oppose bullying in all its forms…  Trump’s message is about uniting all Americans under one flag. The Clinton message is that some Americans are good people and the other 40% are some form of deplorables, deserving of shame, vandalism, punishing taxation, and violence. She has literally turned Americans on each other. It is hard for me to imagine a worse thing for a presidential candidate to do.”

2. Mark Latham, former Australian Labor Party leader

“Donald is by no means perfect but I much prefer his approach to the lying snakes of machine politics and media manipulation.”

3. Piers Morgan, British journalist and former CNN anchor

“The very day he threw his hat in the ring last summer, I wrote a column saying, ‘Do not underestimate Donald Trump.’ I’ve known him for 10 years and he’s a good friend of mine. He will not be in this to lose… People told me that I was an idiot. This is never going to happen. He’s a buffoon. Sure enough, as we sit here today, he’s now closed the nomination.”

4. Jenny Craig, the weight-loss guru

“Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is headed to Southern California days before the Republican National Convention for a fundraiser where donors are being asked to contribute up to $449,400 per person [!]… The hosts of the Rancho Santa Fe event include major GOP donors: developer Doug Manchester, diet guru Jenny Craig, energy investor Doug Kimmelman, outsourcing innovator Darwin Deason, and Madeleine Pickens, the ex-wife of Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens.”

5. Robert Kiyosaki, author of “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”

“As I watch the Republican debates, I ask myself, ‘Of all the candidates on that stage, which one knows how to make money?’ We all know that the majority of them know how to spend money, but only one candidate has a proven record of making money. And this is why I decided to… endorse Donald for president.”

6. Alveda King, civil rights leader and niece of Martin Luther King Jr.

“I would like to see our Black young men and women get out of jail, get back to work, and get back to school. It sounds very promising, the plan that Mr. Trump is presenting for the urban community, because right now many of our urban communities are overrun with Democrat leaders – like mayors and all that kind of thing – there’s a lot of trouble in those cities… I believe that…the platform that can put America back to work, back to church, back to school, and make us healthy again, I believe that’s an excellent platform.”

7. Malik Obama, Barack Obama’s half-brother

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8. Jenna Jameson, the world’s most famous porn actress (retired)

“She said that she was ‘happy to be compared’ to the likes of Donald Trump… This isn’t the first time that Jenna Jameson has spoken out about her political beliefs. Back in October, 2015, she defended Israel and bashed President Barack Obama at the same time. She tweeted that she supports the Jewish state, and that she would like to be Israel’s next boss.”

9. Gene Simmons, KISS bass player

“He’s good for the political system… because everybody is sick and tired of being politically correct. Secretly, tens of millions, perhaps 100 million people may actually have some positive feelings about a wall… The Pope has said the wall is unkind, but it’s interesting that at the Vatican there’s a wall. They don’t want people on the outside coming into the Vatican.”

10. Gary Busey, Hollywood actor

“I know him personally. I know him professionally. He’s a great guy. He’s sharp. He’s fast. He can change the country after the last eight years.”

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