17 Black Celebrities And Influencers Who Still Support Donald Trump

Not even after Donald Trump defended white supremacists on a national stage will these supporters and surrogates denounce the president.

Christina Coleman Oct, 04, 2016

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Paris Dennard: The GOP commentator and Trump surrogate has come under fire for defending the president's lukewarm condemnation of white supremacy after the Charlottesville riots. Later, when Trump went off the rails in defense of neo-Nazis, comparing them to anti-racists demonstrators, Dennard was still unable to call a thing a thing — plain racism.

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Omarosa Manigault: This summer, the Republican presidential candidate assigned the former 'Apprentice' contestant to be his Director of African-American Outreach.

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Ben Carson: Carson and Trump battled it out during the primaries, but after Carson was booted out of the race, he's shown support for the outspoken candidate.

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Mike Tyson: "When I see [Trump], he shakes my hand and respects my family. None of them - Barack, whoever - nobody else does that," Tyson said. "So I'm voting for him."

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Diamond and Silk: The two voters, who have become celebrities in their own right, often cite what they think is Trump's ability to "bring back opportunities" as reason for their undying support.

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Stacey Dash: The Fox host (who has said some questionable things about Black America) took to the 'gram to tweet: "#DashAmerica endorses @realdonaldtrump for President of the United States of America"

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Rodman has his own vodka, Dennis Rodman the Original Bad Ass Premium Vodka, with the company boasting, "Our vodka makes sure you won't be disappointed when you're living it up."

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Jimmy McMillan: 'The Rent Is Too Damn High' founder had this to say about Trump: "He’s the only one who is supporting my brother veterans, which is good enough for me."

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Pastor Mark Burns: The controversial pastor defended Trump's outreach to Black voters, saying "The community has received very little in return," from Democrats.

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Azaelia Banks: In a tweet, the singer wrote: "I REALLY want Donald Trump to win the election."

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Herschel Walker: “Just because you want to build a wall doesn’t make you racist.”

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Shawne Merriman: Last year, the former NFL player told a TMZ reporter that he took Donald Trump's side. Whatever that means.

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Latrell Sprewell: The former NBA player tweeted his support of Trump earlier this year.

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Jim Brown: While the legendary NFL great admitted that he did not vote for Donald Trump, he said he he admired the former reality star for "surviving" the election. Brown fellow NFL icon Ray Lewis also met with Trump following the election.

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Kanye West: The controversial entertainer told a crowd full of concert-goers that although he did not vote in the 2016 election, he would have voted for Donald Trump. He was later photographed meeting with Trump in NYC following the election, during which he says they discussed "multicultural issues including bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago."

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Campbell explained her decision to vote for Trump as picking the lesser of two evils, citing the former reality star's religious beliefs as the tipping point. "Some of Donald Trump’s views on Christianity, honestly, is what caused me to vote for him."