Even though he endorsed another candidate, Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson commended Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for some of his recent actions.
The panel on Fox and Friends asked Robertson what he thought about his fellow Louisianan, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is currently seeking the GOP presidential nomination. “Great guy, Christian man, just a smart guy. And always there,” Robertson said. “I think we saw that through everything the state has been through, you know, Bobby shows up, he’s there and he wants to be with the people and hug their necks and hold their hands, and it didn’t surprise me at all to see that he was down in Lafayette.”
Robertson was referring to a shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, La., Thursday, which left two dead and 11 more injured. Jindal was in the city hours after the incident occurred. Co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked Robertson if he endorsed Jindal, who is currently lagging in the polls, for president. “I do, yeah, we talk a lot. I like what he stands for, where he’s at. I’ll be with him.” Robertson’s brother and sister-in-law, Jep and Jessica Robertson, endorsed Jindal last month.
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Steve Doocy later asked Robertson if he had any thoughts on Trump and the headlines surrounding him. “It’s like the wild, wild west out there,” Robertson quipped. “I’m enjoying it. I’m enjoying watching all the soundbites and how they’re getting after each other. I think Trump’s laying it out there. I think that’s definitely appealing to a lot of people.”
Robertson noted he disagreed with Trump’s remarks about Sen. John McCain’s service record. “But some of the other stuff he’s saying makes sense,” Robertson said. The Duck Commander CEO also lauded Trump for publicly releasing the personal cell phone number of fellow GOP presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. “When [Trump] dropped the cell phone number, that was the best thing I had seen in my life,” Robertson said.
“That’s happened to me, so I was glad somebody else got it,” he continued. “But I think that’s what he’s doing, he’s calling out the, perhaps, the hypocrisy in some of this. Where some people are your friends one minute and then they’re not, so I like that part about where he said, ‘I thought you liked me last year, and now you don’t like me?’”
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