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Now that both parties have their presumptive nominees, the people in the wings, those not actively seeking the White House, are being forced to pick sides. For Republicans, the big question is, Trump or #NeverTrump?  Before Trump was even the presumptive nominee, which he became at the beginning of May, he had numerous supporters, but since that fateful night when Cruz dropped out of the race, he has garnered more support from Republicans in all sectors. So who has endorsed or supported this presumptive Republican nominee? Let’s take a look.

1. Mitch McConnell-Senate Majority Leader (KY)

I have committed to supporting the nominee chosen by Republican voters, and Donald Trump, the presumptive nominee, is now on the verge of clinching that nomination.”

2. Paul Ryan-Speaker of the House (WI)

“I’ll be voting for [Trump] this fall”

3. Senator Deb Fischer (NE)

[I’ve] endorsed the nominee – and he [Trump] will be the nominee.”

4. Senator Jeff Sessions (AL)

I am pleased to endorse Donald Trump for president of the United States,

5. Senator Rob Portman (OH)

The Republican voters have now spoken. The nominee appears to be Donald Trump. I’ll be supporting Donald Trump as the nominee as I said I would.”

6. Senator Marco Rubio (FL)

I’ve always said I’m going to support the Republican nominee, and that’s especially true now that it’s apparent that Hillary Clinton is going to be the Democratic candidate,”

7. Senator Tom Cotton (AK)

I’ve long said that I will support the Republican nominee because we can’t afford a third Obama-Clinton term,”

8. Senator John McCain (AZ)

I have strong disagreements with Mr. Trump on a number of issues. I believe four years of Hillary Clinton will be an absolute disaster for this nation, as far as national security is concerned.”

9. Senator Rand Paul (KY)

I took a pledge when I ran for president to not run as an independent candidate and to support the Republican nominee. I stand by that pledge, and I think that anybody who signs their word to a document ought to take seriously before they sign a document.”

10. Representative Lamar Smith (TX)

“There is a path to winning in November, and it comes through unity. To solidify this partnership, we endorse Mr. Trump as the Republican nominee for President and call upon all Americans to support him.”

11. Representative Alex Mooney (WV)

“Hillary Clinton and her policies on coal, the Second Amendment, and other issues are very much against where West Virginians stand so that’s where I’m going to stand.”

12. Governor Greg Abbott (TX)

“Conservatives must unite to support the presumptive GOP nominee and prevent the Constitution from being destroyed by Hillary.”

13. Governor Chris Christie (NJ)

“I will lend my support between now and November in any way for Donald,”

14. Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty

Mr. Trump is a real leader. He represents success and strength, two attributes our country needs.”

15. Evangelical Leader Jerry Falwell

“[Trump is] a successful executive and entrepreneur, a wonderful father and a man who I believe can lead our country to greatness again.”

16. Ann Coulter, Commentator

“It is like the fall of Rome but, thank God, and I am not using the Lord’s name in vain, I mean that absolutely literally, thank God for raising up Donald Trump and giving us a chance to save the country.”

17. Hulk Hogan, Wrestler

“I don’t want to be in the ring with any candidates, I want to be Trump’s running mate.”

18. Lou Dobbs, Commentator

“[Trump] is smart, very smart, very rich, and beyond [the establishment’s] power to destroy,”

19. Dennis Rodman, Athlete

“We don’t need another politician, we need a businessman like Mr. Trump! Trump 2016.”

20. Kendra Wilkinson, former “Girl Next Door”

I support Donald Trump, but I also support abortion and a women’s right to choice what to do with their body. I’m more of a conspiracy theorist. I think everything is a motive for money.”

21. Phyllis Schlafly, founder of Eagle Forum

I think he [Trump] has the courage and the energy — you know you have to have energy for that job — in order to bring some changes. To do what the grass roots want him to do because this is a grass-roots uprising. We’ve been following the losers for so long — now we’ve got a guy who’s going to lead us to victory.”

22. Ted Nugent, Musician

“I like Donald Trump because he is bold and he is treating the culture war as the culture war that it is.”

23. Milo Yiannopoulos, Commentator

“You can’t stump the Trump. He’ll make America fabulous again.

24. Michael Savage, Radio Host

“That’s exactly why he’s [Trump] going to be a great president. Because he knows how to negotiate.

25. Juanita Broaddrick, Bill Clinton victim

“[Mr. Trump] says the things I like to hear,” she said, praising his focus on Mr. Clinton’s past marital infidelities and allegations of sexual assault. “I’m glad someone did. Everyone has been hanging back and most of the mainstream media won’t approach it but it’s something that should be talked about.”

 

Aryssa D
FFL Cabinet Member