Martha Stewart endorses Hillary Clinton; celebrities weigh in on 2016 race

Added on 28 Apr 15

WASHINGTON — Entrepreneur Martha Stewart endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president while other celebrities indicated they have not decided whom to support.

“I like Hillary and I’ve been waiting for her — so we all have, I think,” Stewart said in a video interview on the red carpet of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

She then gave a series of “yes” answers to questions about her support for Clinton.

Stewart also said she wants to meet with President Obama to discuss environmental and education issues.

“Global warming, darling. Look at what’s happening — so anyway, I’m serious. I would like to meet with the president,” she said, when asked what environmental issue concerns her the most.

Stewart told PJ Media she has never met with Obama.

“President Obama, it’s overdue. I can’t understand it,” she said.

Other celebrities were hesitant to express support for Clinton or any other candidate.

“I’m going to support who I feel is best for our country and best for what our interests are. I don’t know who that is,” said Anthony Anderson from the hit ABC sitcom Black-ish.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said he is studying the candidates in the Republican field before making any endorsements. Romo was asked what he planned to discuss with politicians at the dinner.

“I’m excited about the upcoming election in 2016. I’ll have some good questions for them. I’ve gotten to know Scott Walker a little bit. I’ll see. He’s from my area back in Wisconsin so there’s a few people I’ll be asking about,” Romo said.

He declined to comment on supporting Walker. “The process is just getting started. They’re getting ready for everything that’s coming up next and trying to figure out who is going to be the Republican,” Romo said with his wife, Candice, next to him. “Basically the whole process has to take shape and we will figure out who we are going to be supporting.”

Romo declined to say what issue is the most important to him.

“Too personal so far. We’ll see as we get closer, but good question,” he said.

Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez, who is involved with the organization Voto Latino, was asked if she is happy there are two Hispanic candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination.

“Actually, I’m a huge Hillary fan myself but that does not mean I don’t support and love my Latinos that are fighting for, not only this country, but for themselves and their communities, so I’m obviously going to be very invested in being conscientious of that and caring and supportive,” she said. “Hillary is my girl. I’m also a woman and that’s something I wake up with every morning. I definitely support the idea of having a woman as president and a brilliant one at that.”

Actor Jason Isaacs, who was born in England, said he hopes the 2016 presidential race is not between Clinton and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

“There’s something strange about the kind of political dynasties. This is the land of the free, equal opportunity, it doesn’t seem quite that way if it’s a relative of the last president,” said Isaacs, who played U.S. Army Captain Waggoner in the movie Fury with Brad Pitt.

Actress Ashley Judd praised Clinton for being a “child advocate.” Judd cited a speech Clinton gave at a Clinton Global Initiative event about the effect of toxic stress on a developing brain in a child.

“Some of what seems to be a little lost right now, which I’m very glad will have the opportunity to reemerge as she gets out and lets people get to know her personally – and I mean this in the genuine sense of the word – what an awesome child advocate she is and a great champion for the middle class and working families,” Judd said. “Her expertise about what it takes for a child to succeed is second to none.”

Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, said the Huffington Post is going to be covering every candidate in the race.

“We’re not taking any sides,” she said.

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