Source: DAVID NG
Hollywood star Kirstie Alley’s announcement that she is voting for President Donald Trump unleashed a firestorm of vitriol from the left against the Emmy-winning Cheers actress. But it also placed her in a growing list of celebrities who have been brave enough to publicly declare their support for the president.
The list includes an Oscar-winning actor in Jon Voight, Emmy-winning TV stars, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright in David Mamet, and country music stars Trace Adkins and Lee Greenwood. Kirstie Alley said Monday that she voted for Trump on 2016 and is voting for him again “because he’s NOT a politician… He gets things done quickly and he will turn the economy around quickly.”
Her sentiment echoes those of her fellow Hollywood Trump supporters, who see in the president a Beltway outsider who is standing up for average Americans and against the political and media establishments.
On Monday, the rapper 50 Cent signaled his support for the president, by slamming Joe Biden’s tax plan and writing “vote for Trump” in an Instagram post. The rapper doubled down on Tuesday, calling Biden’s tax plan “very, very bad.”
Other celebrities who have recently declared their support for the president include the Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten and former Grey’s Anatomy star Isaiah Washington.
Actor Jon Voight attends the LA Premiere of the Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures title Ben-Hur, at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on August 16, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images For Paramount Pictures)
The Oscar-winning actor recently urged people to vote to re-elect President Trump, calling Joe Biden “evil” in a video message posted to Twitter. The Midnight Cowboy and Coming Home star has been an avid Trump supporter since the 2016 election, and participated in the president’s inaugural festivities.