Reporter and Hillary Clinton supporter Gregory Ferenstein is taking the “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” approach — he announced Wednesday that he’s going to write for Breitbart News.
No, this isn’t the setup for a sitcom. Ferenstein, who has written for TechCrunch, Mashable and Fast Company, explained in a Politico post that he hasn’t had a political change of heart. Rather, he wants to be in contact with Donald Trump voters instead of in a liberal bubble.
“I might vehemently disagree with some of the anti-immigration and militaristic beliefs that Trump used to excite his supporters. But if I want to persuade those supporters — and I do — I have to reach them on the platform where they are getting their ideas. In the meantime, I just might be persuaded a bit myself,” he wrote.
Former Breitbart chairman Steve Bannon, whom President-elect Trump has named as his chief strategist in the White House, has been accused of racism, sexism and anti-Semitism in part because of Breitbart headlines such as “There’s No Hiring Bias Against Women in Tech, They Just Suck at Interviews,” and “Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew.”
Bannon has denied being a white nationalist, and Trump told the New York Times: “If I thought he was a racist or alt-right or any of the things, the terms we could use, I wouldn’t even think about hiring him.”
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With time running out for the President to gain Joe Biden in the polls, here are 34 of Trump's celebrity fans rooting for the President to win a second term.
"I think Trump, no matter what anybody thinks of him, is doing a good job at trying to get these states — and all of the American people — what they need," Dennis Quaid told the Daily Beast in April 2020.
Comedian Roseanne Barr tweeted a picture of herself wearing a "Trump 2020" baseball cap with the caption, "2020 vision."
“All I gotta say is Trump 2020, bitch. Fuck I look like paying an extra 33 in taxes for Biden," rapper Lil Pump said on his Instagram story in October 2020.
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus in a statement on his Twitter "strongly recommend(s) you consider Donald J. Trump for another four years. I certainly have and have already cast my vote for him!"
Lil Wayne shocked fans on Oct. 29 when he tweeted a photo of himself with President Trump. He captioned the pic by saying that "besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership."
NFL Legend Brett Favre tweeted, "In this election, we have freedom of choice, which all should respect. For me & these principles, my Vote is for @RealDonaldTrump."