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On November 3, 2020, America will go to the polls to choose between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. In many states, early voting and mail-in ballots mean decision time will come even sooner.
Celebrities, including actors, musicians, sports figures and YouTubers, have not wasted any time in lining up behind their favorites. As of early fall 2020, here are the famous faces who have expressed support for President Trump in recent months.
The country singer performed the national anthem after Vice President Mike Pence’s speech during the third night of the Republican National Convention on August 26, 2020. 
In 2018, the actress and stand-up comic lost her job on her self-named ABC sitcom after posting a tweet with racist language. She later told Sean Hannity, “I’m not a racist and the people who voted for Trump, they’re not racist either, and Trump isn’t a racist, sorry. We just have a different opinion.”
Barr has expressed empathy for the 45th president. She has also posted a photo of herself wearing a “Trump 2020” baseball cap with the caption, “2020 vision.”
UFC president Dana White and Donald Trump go back for years; the president is credited with helping White revitalize his mixed martial arts company in the early 2000s. In February 2020, White spoke at a Trump rally in Colorado.
White also appeared at the 2020 Republican National Convention. In this screenshot from the RNC livestream, White addressed the virtual convention on August 27, 2020. 
The businessman and former NFL athlete spoke at the virtual RNC on August 24, 2020 and talked about his long friendship with Donald Trump. He has also expressed support for Mr. Trump via his Twitter feed.
The famous golf champ shared his endorsement on Twitter, saying Mr. Trump has been “more diverse than any President I have seen and has tried to help people from all walks of life – equally.” 
The “Happy Days” and “Arrested Development” alum is an outspoken fan of the GOP candidate. He supported Mr. Trump in 2016 and gave a prime-time speech at that year’s Republican National Convention. 
Baio has since appeared in an interview on the official website of the 2020 campaign.
The former model and “Melrose Place” actor threw his weight behind Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. He has since complained of losing job opportunities because of his political beliefs.
Sabato, who now lives in Florida, told Variety in March 2020 that he supports a second Trump term.
“The country is doing fantastic,” he said. “I think he’ll be elected by 100 million votes.”
The online video stars known as Diamond and Silk appeared with then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump an Iowa rally in 2016.
The duo — sisters whose real names are Lynnette Diamond Hardaway and Rochelle Silk Richardson — still count themselves as loyal supporters. 
A pinned Tweet at the top of their Twitter profile page shows a photo of the pair meeting with the president, along with this message: “Thank you for being the best President ever. … Thank you for paving the way for all Americans to have an opportunity at obtaining the American Dream.”
“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,” the actor said in April 2020, “and also trying to hold our economy together and be prepared for when this is all over.
Quaid’s brother, Randy, also has voiced approval of Trump.
“Donald Trump’s message sings to Americans because he doesn’t play politically correct brain-dead games,” the rocker has said. “He calls them like he sees them.”
For 2020, Nugent is supporting Trump’s re-election by selling trucker caps with a decidedly not-safe-for-work (but GOP-positive) message.
“This November, we must vote to help keep President Trump in office,” the actor said in a July 22 video statement, “so he can carry the torch for this land of the free.”
On her Twitter account, the actress has expressed support for President Trump and disdain for Joe Biden, accusing the Democrat of “masquerading as a coherent presidential candidate.”
“Let’s face it,” the actor tweeted in May. “Donald Trump is a rough individual. He is vain, insensitive and raw. But he loves America more than any President in my lifetime. He is the last firewall between us and this cesspool called Washington. I’ll take him any day over any of these bums. #Trump2020”
The co-star of the 1995 hit film “Clueless” has described herself as among the “women for Trump.”
“Mr. Trump is a real leader,” the “Duck Dynasty” star has said. “He represents success and strength, two attributes our country needs.”
In November 2019, Robertson appeared along with his father, Phil, at a Louisiana Trump rally.
The original Buffy the Vampire Slayer traveled to the White House in March to meet with the president, calling the event “an honor.” She also regularly retweets messages from Trump and his family.
The “Lois and Clark” alum has been a vocal supporter of the Second Amendment and Donald Trump. In a May 2020 interview with Lara Trump, Cain said, “I have full and complete faith in the president.”
President Trump got public backing from the rap-rocking musician during the impeachment process. After Mr. Trump’s Senate acquittal, Kid Rock made his approval known on Twitter, sharing a photo of the two of them on a golf course.
In a September 2019 interview with Laura Ingraham, the “Goonies” supporting actor has said that some people in Hollywood will not hire him because of his political beliefs. 
“The key grips, sound guys, 95 percent are for Trump,” he said. “They come to me and say, ‘Thank you for speaking up for us’.”
The former NFL athlete appeared at the 2020 Republican National Convention. He frequently lends support to Donald Trump, and directs criticism toward Joe Biden, via his Twitter feed
The former Miss California USA has long supported Mr. Trump; this year, she counts herself as an advisory-board member of the political group Women For Trump.
The former “Entertainment Tonight” host emceed Mr. Trump’s much-ballyhooed July 4 event at Mount Rushmore, in South Dakota.
Harrison, known for the reality show “Pawn Stars,” supported Mr. Trump and appeared with son Donald Trump Jr. ahead of the 2016 presidential elections.
In February 2020, Harrison appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he criticized the “insanity of Bernie Sanders.” In an interview at the event, he added, “[Trump] is going to go down in history as one of our greatest presidents.” 
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.
The TV personality appeared on “The View” in March 2020 after seven-year hiatus, and made clear her thoughts on President Donald Trump: Thumbs up.
Of the coronavirus crisis, Hasselbeck said, “We’re on the very front end of this right now, and I feel comfortable and confident that because of strong leadership.”
LaJoie, a NASCAR driver, is a dedicated Trump fan. His devotion is so great that he’s showing his support in a very visual way…
This car, driven by LaJoie, appeared at the NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on July 19, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. 
UFC fighter Colby Covington has expressed recent support for President Trump on his Instagram feed, using the hashtag #MAGA.
In December 2019, the mixed-martial artist appeared on Fox Business to make his political preferences clear.
“I walk with a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat — Latinos for Trump,” he said.
President Trump awarded the Medal of Freedom to the former Yankees pitcher in September 2019. Rivera, in turn, has often praised the president and defended him.
“He was a friend of mine before he became president,” Rivera told “Fox & Friends” in July 2019. “So, because he’s president I will turn my back on him? No. I respect him.
“I respect what he does and I believe he’s doing the best for the United States of America.”
The mixed-martial-arts fighter praised Mr. Trump in January 2020, saying on Twitter, “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.”
“I’m a Trump fan ever since I met him seven or eight years ago,” the baseballer has said. “Everything he does, he does first-class — his hotels, his businesses, his golf courses.”
Damon has continued to praise Mr. Trump since his 2016 election.
Mr. Trump has earned the admiration of James, who took to Instagram to formally endorse him: “He is respectful to the little guy.”
James has since gone on to occasionally retweet him.
The actor likes the fact that Donald Trump “doesn’t care what anybody thinks” and “is not a politician.”
He has gone on to retweet the president, first lady Melania Trump and other members of the president’s inner circle.
Praise from the legendary coach hasn’t been exactly gushing, but it’s still praise: “I do like Donald Trump. I think he, sometimes he’s gotta think a little bit more before he says things, but I think he’s on the right track.”
In July 2020, Ditka voiced renewed support in an interview with Donald Trump Jr.
“I’m a big fan of your father’s,” Ditka said.
Ultimate Fighting Championship athlete Jorge Masvidal was seen earlier this year sporting a Trump-themed face mask before a fight.
He also told Dan Le Batard on his podcast, “people are working and making more money… he’s actually helping out my people.”
Leslie Gornstein is a veteran journalist whose expertises range from news and tech to business and entertainment. She’s written for some of the top journalism markets in the world, including the Los Angeles Times, Cosmopolitan, Variety, the Associated Press and more. Her 2004 Los Angeles article, “A Jinx in a Box?,” was optioned and adapted into the 2012 film, “The Possession,” and her nonfiction book about Hollywood culture, “The Celebrity Playbook,” made a bestseller list in the entertainment category on Amazon.
First published on March 4, 2016 / 3:39 PM EST
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