Jimmy Buffett Endorses Donald Trump for President

posted April 1st, 2016 at 2:45 am

57 Comments »
by Josh Martin

In a surprising move given his past endorsements and campaign events for Democratic candidates, Jimmy Buffett endorsed Donald Trump for president on Thursday in a message on his Facebook page:

I’m a baby boomer, born a year after the end of the second World War. Harry Truman was president and It’s A Wonderful Life had just been released in theaters. The future was bright, even for this son of a son of a sailor from Pascagoula, Mississippi. But as I sit here in my boat anchored off the coast of St. Barth, I reflect back on my 69 trips around the sun and how our country has lost much of its magic. It’s time for a new direction. A turn of the rudder to alter course towards fairer winds and calmer waters.

“And there’s that one particular harbour
Sheltered from the wind
Where the children play on the shore each day
And all are safe within”

I want to go to that One Particular Harbour, in a boat captained by The Great Negotiator, Donald Trump. Join me parrotheads.

Jimmy Buffett
31 March 2016
Saint Barthélemy

Trump sent a couple tweets later in the evening touting the endorsement:

Back in 2008 plans were announced to turn a Trump casino in Atlantic City into a Margaritaville Casino but the deal fell through.

Update – Happy April Fools Day! :)


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  • geege88

    April Fools!!!! Right?????

    • LoloV

      Hell, I hope so!. If not, Jimmy, you are SO off my playlist.

      • ruggerd

        Who cares honey. Don’t overvalue your self importance. Nobody else is.

        • Joseph Darwin Jackson

          kind of silly position LolaV has put herself in, I kind of wonder when the last time she went to a Buffett Concert or bought a CD? The people who post shit like that are not true hard core fans, and like you said “Who Cares?”

          • Becky Kaufman

            You , sir, are nuts. If that is not an April fool’s prank, I may have to break all the CDs and unsubscribe to the Jimmy Buffett channel on my sirius.

          • Joseph Darwin Jackson

            Go ahead Becky, probably not going to be missed. It was an April Fools prank, but like I said I kind of wonder when the last time YOU went to a Buffett Concert or bought a CD? The people who post shit like that are not true hard core fans, and like RUGGED said “Who Cares?”
            It’s the real fool who votes for Hillary or Bernie.

          • El Citadel

            Wow, Becky. Have you forgotten to take your psych meds?

      • Joseph Darwin Jackson

        promises, promises , promises…If I choose to not listen to a musician because of their political beliefs and who they support I would listen to maybe a half dozen artists. Come on be an adult , just because Jimmy has supported a republican who doesn’t support your political beliefs doesn’t mean you should pout about it.

        • Bob Pante

          I will listen if they keep their beliefs to themselves. The term “SHUT UP AND SING” came from some bonehead lecturing at a concert. I never listened to him again.

      • Brian

        LoloV….Jimmy will miss you!

    • Alex Muzquiz
      • Get Smart

        Alex, thank you for that confirmation. Do you know of a better, more credible Jimmy Buffett website? Thank you!

  • Debbie Ratliff

    It has to be…. and it’s not funny…

  • John Macy

    Very sad news!!! Why!!!!

  • Joseph Darwin Jackson

    I cringed when Buffett endorsed Clinton, Gore etc, I am happy to see Buffett support someone who truly wants positive change . Like Jimmy says “We have a lot to drink about”, hopefully a Trump presidency will have us drinking champagne .

    • Joseph Darwin Jackson

      BTW I did not vote for Donald in the primary, but I will take him over Hillary ( The liar) and Bernie ( the socialist) any day.

      • Alex Muzquiz

        Cringe away, because it was all a prank
        .

  • Beach Bum

    c’mon people – breathe in, breathe out. what’s the date today?

    • geege88

      Great prank!!

  • Don Winfield

    APRIL FOOL! I’m sure Buffett is nobody’s fool, so this is likely just a spoof. Unlike Trump, who can say anything he wants and come out smelling like a rose, Buffett doesn’t have that same privilege. This is the kind of thing that can turn away at least 50% of the loyal (?) fans. Namely, the women, and a LOT of the men.
    .

    • Joseph Darwin Jackson

      The women would support Hillary who supports her husband a know sexual predator or Benie who says women have fantasies over getting raped ?

  • Brian

    Great news Jimmy!!! Thank you for seeing it is time for change!!!

  • Brian

    It would be very sad if this was an April Fools Joke……

  • finz2left_finz2right

    I call BS on this. JB endorsing DT would be like Bernie Sanders endorsing the Koch Brothers…unless they have plans to turn the White House dining room into a
    Margaritaville Restaurant. Though it is odd that he dated his announcement 03/31 and not 04/01.

  • Brian

    Sorry Guys, it is April Fools. Trump never made the above tweets.

    • Alex Muzquiz

      Maybe he just deleted them once he realized he was being trolled.

  • Lizmay

    Hope it’s not an April Fools joke. Hope Jimmy has seen the light and moved from those left wing principals that are so yesterday.

  • barb

    KNEW it had to be an April Fools’ Day joke….

  • Raymond M Ursillo

    bernie for the great depression

  • Raymond M Ursillo

    TRUMP WINNING !

  • Bebe Rose

    love this. Thank you jimmy . Welcome with open hands to million of Trump supporters.woot!woot!

  • Justme

    Come Monday IT’LL be all right.

  • Get Smart

    Where can I get accurate information in regard to Jimmy Buffett appearances, concerts, interviews, etc. This site does not appear to be credible. Does Jimmy Buffett have a professional website that posts accurate information by a paid professional staff? I read an article on this website that said Jimmy Buffett had endorsed Donald Trump and is was false. Most people are too busy to jerk around with pranks, misinformation or parodies. Any advice on a professional, accurate Jimmy Buffett website? Thank you!

  • Get Smart

    Where can I get accurate information in regard to Jimmy Buffett
    appearances, concerts, interviews, etc. This site does not appear to be
    credible. Does Jimmy Buffett have a professional website that posts
    accurate information by a paid professional staff? I read an article on
    this website that said Jimmy Buffett had endorsed Donald Trump and is
    was false. Most people are too busy to jerk around with pranks,
    misinformation or parodies. Any advice on a professional, accurate
    Jimmy Buffett website maintained by Buffett’s staff and not bloggers? Thank you!

    • http://www.buffettworld.com/ Josh Martin

      This is a Buffett fan site. His official page is Margaritaville.com

  • Laura Jean

    Faking his tweets which every one above is fake is pretty messed up April fools is one thing ! but make people believe he wrote these Tweets which he did is just some slimy shit on your part! Grow the hell up doing this you make the ignorant that won’t look into thing believe he said these things about Beyonce ect and he didn’t

  • El Citadel

    ONLY TRUMP!!!
    Make America Tough Again.
    No more sissies!!!
    Vote Trump!!!

  • Unkle Foddy

    Dingbat lightweight Bro-Culture icons need to stick together

  • wizard

    So freaking awesome! The thought of our world being run by foreigners in a private organization boggles any mind.

  • http://asumenacumen.blogspot.com/ Constancio S. Asumen, Jr.

    I can’t claim I know Jimmy Buffett. But don’t make a Federal Case of it. There are many things and people I don’t know. In fact I don’t know much of anything.

    What’s important is that the candidate is happy to get the endorsement. I don’t want to see anybody NOT happy running a campaign. How is he going to run the country later, if he is not happy on the way there?

    • http://asumenacumen.blogspot.com/ Constancio S. Asumen, Jr.

      He seems to articulate himself decently. I reckon the endorsement is worth a few votes, at least.

  • Michele McNair

    I may never buy a Jimmy Buffet CD or iTune again..ever. Stay the hell out of politics because it only alienates your fans or generates fans for a day. If you endorse Cruz I’ll take all my Buffet music off my iTunes account.

  • TMiles

    Dated March 31st, NOT April 1st. Is this true or not?

  • Scooter F. Trash

    LMFAO! You got me…Happy April Fools.

  • Melissa Katz Brownstein

    Once thought buffet had intellect…..Both idiots to me, the Stars Fell On Alabama over this! Yuck!

  • Melissa Katz Brownstein

    That’s alright I am followed by 5,000 people in the entertainment business on FB, and I will bash Trump harder! Trump is a Narcissist Psychopath who is pandering fear into American Society! He is a Fascist Dictator, and a high priced Poker Player, who didn’t plan on people like me! Keep it up Buffet and you will not get enough ticket sales to pay your mortgage!

  • Andino Mining

    Thank God for Jimmy Buffet and Donald Trump! They may save this country yet! I always knew both of them loved America. Jimmy just proved it beyond any doubt. By the way, I want a new album!

  • John Rapp

    FUCK JIMMY BUFFETT

  • Bob Pante

    I liked Trump from the beginning. Having worked in Atlantic City for years I was more interested in who Steve Wynn was supporting. When I found Steve Wynn is one of Trumps biggest supporters, I was very happy.

  • Nancy Reed

    Please Jimmy tell me this is not true!

  • Jomama

    Jimmy & All his Parrot-Head fans need to VOTE FOR TRUMP! He is our LAST chance for guaranteeing Safe-Harbors in the US! I have been a fan for 35 years, and not giving up on Jimmy — I know he will help Donald Make America Great Again!!

  • http://www.thedailydigest.org TheEditor

    Good!

  • Ann Ononomouse

    Jimmy is very intelligent when it comes to politics, I would trust him and will always be a fan and Parrot Head faithfully, for the rest of my life! He really needs another award from the music industry too! Not a country award either. He has own style of music. And that’s what the award should be for! Go Jimmy and Go Trump! Who is wasting NO time making the changes we need to Make America Great Again! Just like he said he would do! He is now POTUS! Get over it liberals! There’s not a damn thing you can do about it. Thank God for the voter ID law now! Hahaha!!

  • Ann Ononomouse

    Oh and as for Madonna, I’m no longer a fan, and will not ever listen to her music again! She can kiss my royal Ass! And Yes, I do have royalty in my bloodline…

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