Willie Robertson, star of A&E’s hit show “Duck Dynasty,” announced his support for GOP front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday, one week after his father, Phil Robertson, endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for president.
The younger Robertson appeared alongside Trump Thursday at the Outdoor Sportsman Awards in Las Vegas, where he introduced the Manhattan real estate mogul. Robertson also made a crack about his dad’s support for Cruz.
“The man I have the honor of introducing is not afraid to tell it like it is, he’s not very politically correct, he’s very bold, he loves his country and he firmly stands behind the Second Amendment,” Roberston said. “I’m not talking about my father, OK? Phil’s not here, he had to cruise on back to Louisiana, so he’s unfortunately missing this event.”
Trump returned the kind words.
“Willie is an amazing guy, he’s a friend of ours and just incredible, and it was very hard for him to get here. This was not easy for Willie. And you know, he’s got a hot show, to put it mildly,” Trump said. Later, he vowed to protect outdoorsmen and “what they love.” (Read more from “Another Duck Dynasty Star Just Announced Their Presidential Endorsement – It’s Not Who You’d Expect…” HERE)