12 US celebrities supporting Donald Trump, Joe Biden for presidency

12 US celebrities supporting Donald Trump, Joe Biden for presidency

On November 3, voters in America will decide on whether Donald Trump remains in the White House for another four years or Joe Biden emerges as the 46th president of the United States of America (USA).

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Trump's tenure as president may have been shrouded in controversy but this has done little to stop the growing number of supporters in the Republican president's camp.

The president is being challenged by Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden, who is best known as Barack Obama's vice president but has been in the US politics since the 1970s

Just like Trump, Biden has the backing of quite a number of celebrities and many other people - as reflected in the national presidential polls - which shows Biden is leading.

According to BBC, national polls are a good guide as to how popular a candidate is across the country as a whole, but they're not necessarily a good way to predict the result of the election.

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In 2016, for example, Hillary Clinton led in the polls and won nearly three million more votes than Donald Trump, but she still lost - that's because the US uses an electoral college system, so winning the most votes doesn't always win you the election.

6 Celebrities who are publicly supporting Trump:

1. Dennis Quaid

In a Daily Beast interview, the Hollywood actor commended the president.

He said:

"I think Trump, no matter what anybody thinks of him, is doing a good job at trying to get these states — and all of the American people — what they need, and also trying to hold our economy together and be prepared for when this is all over."

2. Jon Voight

The actor who is also the father of Hollywood star, Angelina Jolie, said in a July 22 video statement:

"This November, we must vote to help keep President Trump in office so he can carry the torch for this land of the free."

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3. Stacey Dash

The Hollywood star has continued to be a staunch supporter of President Trump despite the heavy criticism she had received in recent years.

The co-star of the 1995 hit film Clueless has described herself as among the Women for Trump.

12 American celebrities supporting Donald Trump, Joe Biden for presidency
Dash is considered one of the most criticized celebrities who support Trump.
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4. Connor McGregor

The mixed-martial-arts fighter praised Trump in January 2020. In a Twitter post, he wrote:

"Phenomenal president. Quite possibly the USA [greatest of all time]. Most certainly one of them anyway, as he sits atop the shoulders of many amazing giants that came before him."

5. Isaiah Washington

The former Grey's Anatomy star announced in late 2019 that he no longer counts himself as a Democrat. He now supports President Trump and appeared in a July 2020 promotional interview with Lara Trump.

6. Stephen Baldwin

The actor likes the fact that Donald Trump "doesn't care what anybody thinks".

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He has gone on to retweet the president, first lady Melania Trump and other members of the president's inner circle.

12 American celebrities supporting Donald Trump, Joe Biden for presidency
Baldwin has remained a proud supporter of Trump and often retweets the president's posts.
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Below are 6 celebrities backing Biden's candidacy:

1. Cardi B

Originally a supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders, singer Cardi B has now said she is backing Joe Biden.

"I'm just gonna go with Joe Biden because I cannot see the next step of America being run by Number 45," the rapper said in April, referencing President Trump, the 45th president.

2. The Rock

Superstar, Dwayne Johnson, who appears in the Fast & Furious franchise, made his first-ever presidential endorsement on September 27 in a video, he released to his social media followers.

He said:

"Joe, you've had such an incredible career, and you've led with such great compassion, heart, drive and soul."

3. Tracee Ellis Ross

Businesswoman and star of ABC's Black-ish, Tracee Ellis Ross, along with fellow actresses Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington and Julia-Louis Dreyfus, served as emcees of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

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4. Jennifer Hudson

Actress and singer Jennifer Hudson headlined a Celebration for Change: 100 Days to Go fundraising concert for Joe Biden on July 26, performing with Barbra Streisand, John Legend and more.

5. John Legend

During the 2020 presidential primaries, the singer was a backer of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Now that Biden is the presumptive nominee, Legend has performed at fundraisers for Obama's vice president.

6. Robert De Niro

Hollywood icon Robert De Niro in an interview told CBS that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo would make a good emergency replacement for Biden if needed.

"I'm for Biden and I want everything to go well for Biden, but at least we have a person who is a very capable backup if you will, if something would change, God forbid nothing will change."
12 American celebrities supporting Donald Trump, Joe Biden for presidency
The Hollywood actor has expressed support for Biden.
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Meanwhile, barely three days after Donald Trump revealed he tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus, the US president has once again stirred a heated conversation after he left his isolation room just to greet his supporters.

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Aboard his motorcade, Trump left the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Sunday, October 4, and was driven across the streets as he waved to jubilant followers who stood by the road.

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