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'Duck Dynasty' Star Willie Robertson Voices Support For Ben Carson: 'I Certainly Share His Faith'

( [email protected] ) Nov 04, 2015 12:33 PM EST
"Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson has voiced his support for Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, referring to the former neurosurgeon as a "great guy" who shares his Christian worldview.
Willie Robertson stars in the hit A&E show "Duck Dynasty" AP photo

"Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson has voiced his support for Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, referring to the former neurosurgeon as a "great guy" who shares his Christian worldview.

Last week, Robertson appeared as a guest on Fox Business Network's Mornings with Maria where he noted that he's met Carson, who is a Seventh Day Adventist.

"I have met Ben Carson. He's a super nice person," the A&E star said. "He's a nice guy, a great guy. I certainly share his faith."

Despite offering praise for Carson, Robertson's presidential candidate of choice remains a mystery, as he also applauded business person Donald Trump for being fearless about his comments against the Islamic State and its persecution of Christians.

"I remember when he said it, and I think it was the first time I ever heard someone say it who is running for president," he said. "I didn't hear a lot of talk about it [before that]. As a Christian, I was like, 'What is going on in this world?'"

"Those kinds of things to me are big," he further said. "I hurt for those people all over the world who are being persecuted."

Earlier this year, the Christian reality star also voiced his support for Trump during a rally at the Oklahoma State Fair.

"I do like me some Trump; I got to admit," he said. "Here's the deal. We're both successful businessmen. We both have pretty big shows on television," he added. "We both have wives that are 1,000 times better looking than us so I like Trump."

However, in May, the "Duck Commander" and his family backed Bobby Jindal - one of Trump's harshest critics.

"He's a great man. He's a Godly man," Robertson said of Jindal during an interview with Fox Talk Radio's "Kilmeade and Friends" in May. "He's honest, and so I'd like to see if he makes a run at it. And, you know, if so, we'll definitely be trying to help him out."

Speaking on Mornings with Maria, the reality star explained that he has never formally supported any candidate even though he thinks all the GOP candidates are all "great guys" who are dedicated to preserving religious liberty.

"I'm not a politician so I don't really endorse people," he said. "I don't know if I have time to run around [in support of a candidate]. I have a television show."

He added, "It's not all about religion to me. It's about who has the competency to run [the country]."

Willie's wife, Korie, also recently weighed in on today's political atmosphere, arguing the U.S. has "excused politicians for way too long."

"We've not held them up to be people of character, people of good values, people we'd want our children to be," she said during a Church Boys podcast.

She added that while she would never want a president who would legislate Christianity, the United States needs a president who fears God: "I don't want anybody imposing their beliefs on me ... but I do think we need to have a president [who] loves God and honors him and has the values that he tells us [are] right," she said.

When one turns away from God, morality becomes relative - leading to profound confusion, Robertson explained. "We're all so confused about what's right and wrong, what we value, and what we consider heroic and what we consider important," she said. "And we've actually lost confidence in the truth and in who we are."