In Washington D.C., at Sara and Ron Bonjean's annual holiday party on Saturday night, actor Gary Busey posed for pictures as guests lined up to meet him and discussed his thoughts on the 2012 presidential race. He told The Washington Scene that he was endorsing former Speaker Newt Gingrich.
"I've never met Newt but I know what he stands for," Busey said. When asked if he was a Republican, Busey replied "I'm a Texan."
Despite his loyalty to his home state, Busey has no interest in supporting Texas Gov. Rick Perry. "He's a good guy, he just doesn't belong in the race," the actor said, citing Perry's stance on illegal immigration.
The actor, who appeared on "Celebrity Apprentice" earlier this year, had nothing but praise for Donald Trump: "Donald would be great. He's a good friend. He would make Congress work with him."