Willie Robertson, the beard and bandana sporting head of Duck Commander and central figure in the “Duck Dynasty” series, has endorsed presidential hopeful Donald Trump.
Trump seemed pleased to pick up the support.
“I am truly honored to receive Willie Robertson‘s endorsement tonight!” he posted. “He is a great person, has had tremendous success and a really terrific family. He believes in my message and knows that I am the only one who will Make America Great Again!”
Meanwhile a coalition of academics, activists and entertainers including Jane Fonda, Rosie O’Donnell and Michael Moore have banded together against Trump.
The group, called “Stop Hate Dump Trump,” issued this mission statement pledging “To call out Donald Trump for his hatred, misogyny, Islamaphobia, and racism and to give platform for the voices of the silent majority of Americas who do not and will not stand for it.”
The group also warned it will “put the media and political institutions on notice that they are accountable for normalizing Trump’s extremism by treating it as entertainment, by giving it inordinate and unequal air time and by refusing to interrogate it or condemn it.”
The anti-Trump brigade also includes playwright and activist Eve Ensler, authors Alice Walker and Anne Lamott, feminist icon Gloria Steinem, longtime recording artist Harry Belafonte, author and academic Cornel West, linguist Noam Chomsky, Community Party USA and Black Panthers Party activist turned college professor Angela Davis, director Jonathan Demme, singer/songwriter Ani di Franco and TV/movie stars Danny Glover, Lily Tomlin, Kerry Washington, Cynthia Nixon, Thandie Newton, Kathy Najimy and Dylan McDermott.