Team Donald Trump or Team Hillary Clinton? Celebrities take sides

Celebrities have voiced their support for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.
Celebrities have voiced their support for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. PHOTO: AFP

Following the first US presidential debate which was expectedly heated, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have returned to their relentless campaign trails.

While they try to exert their influence on the electorate, they also exercise their pulling power through the liberal sprinkling of star dust, as the biggest celebrities have openly declared their allegiances. Here are some of the most prominent stars who are either Team Trump or Team Clinton.

TEAM TRUMP

1. Mike Tyson


Mike Tyson and Donald Trump have been friends for a long time. PHOTO: AFP

Mike Tyson believes his old friend Donald Trump packs a punch, just like him.

"We're the same guy. A thrust for power, a drive for power. Whatever field we're in, we need power in that field. That's just who we are."

2. Clint Eastwood


Actor and director Clint Eastwood is perhaps Trump's most well-known supporter. PHOTO: REUTERS

Perhaps Trump's most well-known supporter, actor and director Clint Eastwood made his support for Trump known when he defended Trump's brash rhetoric in an Esquire interview on Aug 3.

 

He then revealed his preference for the Republican nominee: "I'd have to go for Trump."

Eastwood was a celebrity speaker at the 2012 Republican National Convention, where he famously addressed an imaginary Barack Obama on an empty chair on stage.

Celebrity speakers at this year's convention included Scott Baio, Willie Robertson and Antonio Sabato Jr.

3. Hulk Hogan


Hulk Hogan had wanted to be Trump's running mate. PHOTO: AFP

The former wrestler of WWE fame told TMZ in August last year of his political ambition to run alongside Donald Trump as his vice-president.

Unfortunately, that idea was taken down as if by his signature move, the Leg Drop.

TEAM CLINTON

1. Chloe Grace Moretz


Chloe Grace Moretz speaking at the Democratic National Convention. PHOTO: AFP 

Chloe was a featured celebrity speaker for Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in July, which she attended with her then boyfriend Brooklyn Beckham, son of football superstar David Beckham.

The 19-year-old actress, voting in her first general election, urged her fellow millenials to vote Clinton into office.

Other celebrity figures who were at the convention: Eva Longoria, Sarah Silverman, Demi Lovato, Meryl Streep, Katy Perry.

Perry in fact was in the news this week when she shared a snap of herself appearing to vote naked, alongside the caption: "Tomorrow, I use my body as clickbait to help change the world."

2. Robert De Niro


Robert De Niro said a woman leader might be what the US needs. PHOTO: REUTERS

In an interview with The Daily Beast, the two-time Oscar winner and long-time Democrat said that a woman leader might be exactly what the United States needs.

He added that "she has earned the right to be president and the head of the country at this point. It's that simple."

3. George and Amal Clooney


George and Amal Clooney. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Clooneys hosted a fund-raiser for the presidential hopeful in April, raising millions as each couple that attended was charged a whopping US$353,000 (S$481,686).

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres was among the guests.

Sources: The Independent, CNN, Daily Mail, The Guardian