Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump just picked up a special endorsement that, though it may not make much difference at the polls, makes a huge symbolic impact — especially among conservative movie-goers.
Aissa Wayne, daughter of the late legendary actor John Wayne wrote the billionaire real estate mogul a lovely letter of support in which she stated she was “humbly” at his service. He posted the letter Wednesday on his Facebook page.
“Mr. Trump has visited the birthplace of John Wayne (my dad) in Iowa recently,” she began, referring to a reception he hosted there in June.
“My dad, I am sure, would be very proud of Mr. Trump and the goal to Make America Great Again!” she wrote. “I want to thank Mr. Trump for the tireless work he is doing for this country. The average American citizen is mad as hell that our country is being sold down the river. Mr Trump has finally given the people of America a voice for which I am so grateful.”
She closed by pledging her support.
“Please know that I am in your corner, and I am certain that my dad would have been a big supporter of Mr. Trump. If there is anything I can do to assist in the campaign, I am humbly at your service.”
“A lovely letter from the daughter of the late great John Wayne. Our country could use a John Wayne right now,” Trump wrote along with Wayne’s note.
He also posted the news on Twitter, which immediately got a flurry of replies, some drawing comparisons between the two men, as well as distinctions between Trump and President Obama and the Democratic presidential front-runner.
A lovely letter from the daughter of the late great John Wayne. Our country could use a John Wayne right now. https://t.co/RhN5gVNBqM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2015
— Colin Campbell (@BKcolin) December 30, 2015
— NEPA for TRUMP (@nepafortrump) December 30, 2015
— Ninjetta (@RealNinjetta) December 30, 2015
— Sam Riddle (@KnucklDraginSam) December 30, 2015
— Yellow Viking (@bigop1) December 30, 2015
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