NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson is all aboard the “Trump train.”
The reality television star told Fox News Wednesday that he is now backing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump after previously endorsing Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.READ MORE: Police: Man Stabbed In Head With Machete After Argument At Walmart In Kearny, N.J.
“I was forced into the Trump train, but I am happily volunteering my services for Mr. Trump, mainly because the Republican Party has spoken,” Robertson said. “The people have said, ‘We want Mr. Trump.’ Mr. Cruz goes down … and now I’m on the Trump train and I’ll do everything I can to help him.”
Robertson said that Republicans must be loyal to the party and be united to defeat either Hillary Clinton or Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“I know Clinton’s record, or Bernie Sanders, I know their record. With Donald, I’m not quite sure since he doesn’t have a record in the political arena, however, I’m taking my chances not even knowing,” Robertson told Fox News. “I know the Clintons. I’m not sure about Trump, but I’m with Trump.”
Robertson even said he could be the billionaire’s “spiritual adviser.”READ MORE: 19-Year-Old Shot In Brooklyn, Police Searching For Suspect
“I’ll make a valiant attempt behind the scenes to sit down with Donald, with a Bible in between us, and I can help him along with concepts like loving your enemies, loving your God and loving your neighbor,” Robertson said.
He then joked, “I can see it now – Trump wins and the camera is panning and his spiritual adviser is me.”
Robertson stated that Americans need to turn back to God.
“We’re trying to remind people, please don’t forget God because you’ll end up with what you see and it’s really a lot of carnage, immorality, perversion, depravity. It is upon us in America,” Robertson said.
Robertson came under fire in December 2013 for saying homosexuality was illogical in an interview with GQ, comparing it to bestiality.MORE NEWS: Group Of Women Accused Of Assaulting, Robbing Victim After Inviting Her To Party On Instagram
According to CBS News, Trump has accrued 1,160 of the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the Republican nomination.