“Are you cheering because we’re ugly?” laughed Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson, kicking off primetime coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention.
The conservative reality staple was joking about his looks — and the face of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump — in relation to their spouses, “intelligent wives who are much better looking than we are.” In addition to that parallel, Robertson noted he and Trump are both successful businessmen who’ve toplined hit reality programs, “though I flew commercial here,” he added.
Robertson also zinged “media experts” covering Trump’s ascendancy in the GOP primary race, adding that “it must be humbling to be so wrong about so much for so long.” He went on to note “they don’t know how to talk to folks like us,” people who “hunt, fish, pray and actually work for a living.”
When media types realize he’s from Louisiana, Robertson claimed, “they talk real slow and real loud.” Trump, meanwhile, “may not be politically correct,” but he “always tells you the truth as he sees it,” and that’s why the Duck Commander CEO believes “Donald Trump will have your back.”
Baio’s speech was short and
sweet cutting, calling Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton a woman who feels she’s “entitled to the presidency,” while describing Trump as “a man doing this out of the goodness of his heart,” and who “says what he means. and means what he says.”
Baio’s final message to Convention-goers: “Let’s make America America again!”
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