Country Legend Kenny Rogers Says He "Really Likes" Donald Trump

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One of Kenny Rogers’ most famous songs is “The Gambler” and he’s apparently willing to take a bet on Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

In an interview with The Guardian, the soon-to-be-retired country crooner said he ‘really likes’ Trump and praised his disregard for the existing establishment. “I think his problem is that he says what everyone wants to hear, but he doesn’t say it well,” Rogers said. “I love what he says, I have to admit.

“He can be president and not owe anybody anything; he’s one of the few people has the money to do it, and has the guts to do it. You’re biting off a lot by doing that. He believes everything he says: whether he’s right or not, he says what everybody fears.”

Still, Rogers said he’s a friend of Hillary Clinton and isn’t “trashing her.”

Although Rogers seems somewhat lukewarm about Trump’s candidacy if not his message, Trump has picked up a firm endorsement from singer Ted Nugnet, who said in July that Trump “would kick a- - and take names, and that's what America needs right now,” The Hill reported.

Nugnet, like Rogers, also praised Trump’s anti-establishment campaign and said he liked Trump’s "bold, brazen, courageous, unapologetic politics in his stance.”

Sources: The Guardian, The Hill Image via Wikimedia Commons