The dynasty is divided.
Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson announced Thursday he is backing Donald Trump for president, a week after his father, Phil Robertson, appeared in a video offering his support to Ted Cruz in the Republican race for president.
Robertson met with Trump at the Outdoor Sportsman Awards in Las Vegas on Thursday. He then tweeted a photo with the candidate, writing: “Make America Great Again!”
— Willie Robertson (@williebosshog) January 22, 2016
“Mr. Trump is a real leader,” Robertson said in a subsequent statement. “He represents success and strength, two attributes our country needs. Like me, he is a successful businessman and family man and I endorse his candidacy for president of the United States.”
Trump said: “I am truly honored to receive Willie’s endorsement. He is a great person, has had tremendous success and a really terrific family. He believes in my message and knows that I am the only one who will Make America Great Again!”
Robertson’s father, Phil Robertson, endorsed Trump’s rival Cruz last week, saying: “I’ve looked at the candidates. Ted Cruz is my man. He fits the bill. He’s Godly, he loves us, he’s the man for the job, and he will go duck hunting.”