"Joe the Plumber," whose real name is Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Fox News on June 8 (video below).
Wurzelbacher told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren:
I really like Trump because he says what is on his mind kind of like me. He doesn't worry about what the media says, he doesn't worry about what other people think, he speaks his mind and the American people, that's really tapped into a lot of Americans, they are tired of politics as usual.
Donald Trump is a threat to politics as usual. The appeal is outstanding out there in America. I've talked to a lot of people and they love the fact that he is not politically correct, that he throws caution to the wind and that's what scares the politicians this day and age.
Van Susteren asked him who he wanted as Trump's vice presidential pick, and Wurzelbacher replied:
Donald Trump has definitely not been running your average race and so it's really going to probably shock a lot of people who he picks. I couldn't even hazard to guess. I am just looking forward to him grabbing the Bernie supporters out there and bringing them into the fold and really burying Hillary Clinton.
Wurzelbacher also offered advice on how Trump could woo supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, whom Trump has derided as "Crazy Bernie."
The young voters out there, they're not stupid but they are impressionable and that is one of the reasons Bernie Sanders was able to gain such traction. When these young voters have grown up on Hillary Clinton, all they have heard is scandals, compromise, corruption, and lying.
With Trump, on the other hand, they've seen him the last 15, 20 years on "Celebrity Apprentice." They associate words with Donald Trump like "winner, businessman, successful, speaking his mind" like I was talking about earlier.
So I think Trump needs to keep being Trump and talk about how businesses are going to come around and bring jobs back. So, I really think he's going to appeal to them.
Wurzelbacher praised Trump in March during an interview with Reuters: "He's a winner. He's made billions. He's dated beautiful women. His wife is a model. That's not to sniff at. And a lot of people believe he can bring that kind of success to the White House."
"Political correctness is a huge issue," Wurzelbacher added. "People are afraid to speak their minds. They are afraid of being labeled a racist or a homophobe."