"Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson said Wednesday he was "forced onto the Trump train" after his favorite candidate, Ted Cruz, dropped out of the race, but now he's "happily volunteering" his services for Donald Trump because the Republican Party has chosen him.
"The people have said we want Mr. Trump, so Mr. Cruz goes down, I love him, but now I'm on the Trump train and I'll do everything I can to help him," Robertson told Fox News' "Fox & Friends,"
speaking from aboard a yacht in Cannes, France, where he is promoting a new documentary, "Torch Bearer."
"Hey, we have to be loyal to the party," the reality show star continued. "I know [Hillary] Clinton's record or Bernie Sanders. I know their record. With Donald, I'm not quite sure since he doesn't have a record in the political arena. However,
"I'm taking my chances not even knowing. I know the Clintons. I'm not sure about Trump. I'm with Trump."
Robertson, like Trump, is well-known for not backtracking on many of the controversial statements he makes, but on Wednesday, he said maybe he can help Trump in that area.
"I'll make a valiant attempt behind the scenes, you understand, to sit down with Donald with a Bible in between us, and I might can help him along with concepts like loving your enemies, loving your God, loving your neighbor, even your enemies," said Robertson.
"Forgive them, and move on. I may can help him in that area. I can see it now, Trump wins and the camera is panning and his spiritual adviser is me."
Meanwhile, Robertson said he believes the problems facing the country are bigger than the president.
"Politicians are but a reflection of the people. So my goal is through this documentary, we show an historical account of what happens to empires, to nations, to cultures, when you remove God as the firm basis for your freedom," he said.
Robertson's documentary, written by his nephew, is being presented at the Cannes Film Festival, and he said he signed onto it because of its message that "we ought to let God be our anchor. We were founded on the God of the Bible, Judeo-Christian values. We don't need to forget that. Even Europe, they don't need to forget it."
He joked on Wednesday, though, that by being in Cannes, he is "running with the Hollywood elite."
"Let me tell you something. If you want to lose weight, ladies, come to Cannes, France," he told the Fox program from the yacht. "The portions that they serve you for supper are about the size of a 50 cent piece.
"I have ended up in the epicenter of protruding mammary glands, if you understand what I'm saying."
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