US Election: Donald Trump's surprising celebrity supporters

Gillian Wolski
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·5-min read

In the frantic days leading up to Tuesday’s US election, a surprising mix of celebrities have shown their true political colours in a bid to stir up crucial last-minute votes.

The likes of Kid Rock, Kirstie Alley and 50 Cent have thrown their public support behind incumbent president Donald Trump while Lady Gaga, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have backed Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

Below, we’ve pulled together a list of Trump and Biden’s most famous followers.

Trump’s celebrity supporters

Kid Rock

Musician Kid Rock, who proudly calls himself a ‘redneck,’ attended Trump’s debate with Biden in Nashville in October and has also shared a photo of the pair playing golf on Twitter.

US President Donald Trump watches on as musician Kid Rock (R) speaks after signing the Hatch-Goodlatte Music Modernization A in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, October 11, 2018.
Kid Rock speaks after the signing of the Hatch-Goodlatte Music Modernization Act as Trump looks on in October 2018. Photo: Getty Images.

Jon Voight

Oscar-winning actor and father of Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, is an outspoken Trump supporter and even branded his opponent Joe Biden “evil” in a video on his Twitter account.

US President Donald Trump (R) stands with actor Jon Voight outside the Oval Office before departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on January 28, 2020
Jon Voight with Trump outside the Oval Office on January 28, 2020. Photo: Getty Images.

Dennis Quaid

Parent Trap actor Dennis Quaid said that Trump was ‘doing a good job’ managing the COVID-19 outbreak in an interview in April 2020.

Actor Dennis Quaid visits Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 09, 2020 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
Dennis Quaid gave Trump his seal of approval for his handling of the COVID-19 outbreak. Photo: Getty Images.

Roseanne Barr

In 2018 Roseanne Barr was ousted from her own TV show, Roseanne, over a racist Tweet which she later apologised for in a subsequent interview. She appeared to backtrack almost immediately, however, claiming that she’s not racist, nor is Trump.

In the same year, the actor was spotted wearing a red ‘Trump 2020’ cap.

Donald Trump embraces Roseanne Barr during a taping of her talk show in Manhattan on November 17, 1998
Donald Trump embraces Roseanne Barr during a taping of her talk show in Manhattan on November 17, 1998. Photo: Getty Images.

Stephen Baldwin

Actor Stephen Baldwin has been a long-time Trump supporter and has flooded his Instagram page with pro-Trump content in the lead up to the election. His brother Alec Baldwin, however, is famous for parodying the president on SNL.

Donald Trump and actor Stephen Baldwin attend the "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" Red Carpet Event at Trump Tower on April 16, 2013 in New York City.
Stephen Baldwin and Trump at the "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" Red Carpet Event at Trump Tower on April 16, 2013 in New York City. Photo: Getty Images.

Lil Wayne

Rapper Lil Wayne tweeted that he’d had a ‘great meeting’ with Trump on October 30, revealing that the pair had discussed criminal reform.

In this screengrab released on October 27, (L-R) Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz perform for the BET Hip Hop Awards 2020.
Rapper Lil Wayne has come out in support of Trump. Photo: Getty Images.

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Kirstie Alley

Cheers star Kirstie Alley has been backing Trump for a long while and took to Twitter on the morning of election day to taunt Biden voters. “YOU r why we voted for TRUMP. I pray we give U four more years of name calling,” she wrote.

Kirstie Alley arrives at the Premiere Of Quiver Distribution's "The Fanatic" at the Egyptian Theatre on August 22, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage,)
Kirstie Alley is a vocal Trump supporter on Twitter. Photo: Getty Images.

Scott Baio

Scott Baio, who rose to fame as ‘Chachi’ on the TV show Happy Days, spoke at the Republican National Convention in 2016 and admitted he “didn’t give a sh*t” about his liberal-minded fellow actors.

Actor Scott Baio addresses the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 17, 2016.
Scott Baio was on hand for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 17, 2016. Photo: Getty Images.

Lil Pump

Despite Trump calling him ‘Lil Pimp’ instead of Lil Pump at a rally in Michigan, the Miami rapper has endorsed the incumbent president and urged Americans not to vote for ‘for Sleepy Jo’.

US President Donald Trump invites rapper Lil Pump on stage during his final Make America Great Again rally of the 2020 US Presidential campaign at Gerald R. Ford International Airport on November 2, 2020, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)
Trump invites rapper Lil Pump on stage during his final MAGA rally on November 2, 2020, in Michigan. Photo: Getty Images.

Stacey Dash

Best known for her role as Dion on the ‘90s hit film, Clueless, Stacey Dash has copped criticism for her allegiance to Trump and ultra-conservative views.

Seen here from left, Alicia Silverstone (as Cher Horowitz) and Stacey Dash (as Dionne Davenport) on set of The movie "Clueless"
Trump supporter Stacey Dash with her Clueless co-star Alicia Silverstone. Photo: Getty Images.

50 Cent

“Candy Shop” rapper 50 Cent urged voters to support Trump to avoid Biden’s tax hikes only to backtrack a few weeks later, retracting his endorsement and saying that he ‘never like’ the incumbent president.

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson attends the Power Series Finale Episode Screening at Paley Center on February 07, 2020 in New York City.
Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson is another celebrity Trump fan. Photo: Getty Images.

Biden’s celebrity supporters

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga let her music do the talking when she performed at a drive-in rally for Biden just days before the election.

US singer Lady Gaga performs prior to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaking during a Drive-In Rally at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on November 2, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Lady Gaga sang at a drive-in rally for Biden in Pennsylvania on November 2, 2020. Photo: Getty Images.

Chelsea Handler

Comedian and actress Chelsea Handler took a risqué stand in a final voting push by sharing a photo of herself completely topless with vote stickers covering her nipples.

The 45-year-old has been a strong advocate for urging people to vote over the past few months and has shown her support for the Biden campaign.

Chelsea Handler topless before US Election
The 45-year-old comedian urged Americans to vote. Photo: Instagram/Chelsea Handler

Lizzo

Meanwhile, singer Lizzo, who campaigned for Biden in Detroit, uploaded a nude snap to her Instagram page, showing her draped in the American flag.

Lizzo nude with an American flag around her
Singer Lizzo posed nude with the American flag covering half her body. Photo: Instagram/Lizzo

Taylor Swift

Taylor opened up about why Biden has her vote in an interview with V magazine in October, and also allowed her song, “Only The Young,” to be used in an unofficial campaign video.

Taylor Swift proudly displays her 'Biden 2020' cookies. Photo: Instagram/taylorswift.
Taylor Swift proudly displays her 'Biden 2020' cookies. Photo: Instagram/taylorswift.

Billie Eilish

At 18-years-old, singer Billie Eilish isn’t allowed to vote but she’s still made her political views known by performing via live stream at the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention in August.

Singer Billie Eilish performs during the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention, livestreamed online and viewed on a laptop screen from London, England, on August 20, 2020. The four-day event is taking place almost wholly remotely in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The convention last night saw former US Vice President Joe Biden formally nominated to lead the Democrats challenge against President Donald Trump and the Republican Party this autumn. The US presidential election is to take place on November 3. (Photo by David Cliff/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Billie Eilish performed at the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention on August 20, 2020. Photo: Getty Images.

Jennifer Aniston

Friends icon Jennifer Aniston went public with her voting preferences in October, revealing she’d backed Biden and his vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Instagram.

“Right now, a few men in power are deciding what women can and can’t do with their own bodies,” she explained as one of her reasons for voting Democratic.

Jennifer Aniston attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Jennifer Aniston went public with her support for Biden on Instagram. Photo: Getty Images.

Additional reporting by Sarah Carty.

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