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Jimmy Buffett Endorses Donald Trump for President

April 1st, 2016


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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