Rick Harrison, the host of Pawn Stars, one of the most popular reality shows on television, has announced who he is supporting for president in the 2016 election, and he’s taking some heat for it.
In an interview with Fox and Friends, Harrison announced he was supporting Marco Rubio for president.
Harrison said the following about Rubio:
“…the entire time I talked to him, all he wanted to do was talk about people. He never mentioned the party once…this guy honestly cares about the American people, and free enterprise.
You’ve seen my show; I’m a history nut. If you look back, the number one thing that has always brought people out of poverty–no matter where they’re at in the world–is the ease of doing business. [Rubio] wants to make it easier to do business.”
While Harrison had previously endorsed Rubio, the move is getting more attention now as Rubio seemed to gain quite a bit of ground during and following the last GOP debate.
“I’m a celebrity and I do endorsements, and things like that. When you endorse a Republican, usually it’s suicide.”
Harrison isn’t the first celeb to face backlash for endorsing a conservative candidate or “coming out” as a Republican. Kelsey Grammar, Kelly Clarkson, James Woods, and Stacey Dash have all reported issues in Hollywood over their political views.
Check out Harrison’s interview on Fox
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