List of Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign endorsements

This is a list of notable individuals and organizations who voiced their endorsement for the office of the president, including those who subsequently retracted or withheld their endorsement, of Donald Trump as the Republican Party's presidential nominee for the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Endorsements

Former U.S. federal government

Vice Presidents

Vice President Dick Cheney in 2003
Vice President Dan Quayle in 1989

Federal Cabinet-level officials

Federal departmental officials

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of Justice

Independent agencies and commissions

U.S. Ambassadors

White House staff

U.S. Congress

U.S. Senators

Current

Former

U.S. Representatives

Current

Former

U.S. state officials

State and territorial governors

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in 2015
Governor Mike Pence in 2016

Current

  • Mike Pence 50th Governor of Indiana
  • Former

    State executive officials

    Current

    Former

    State legislators

    Former

    U.S. municipal officials

    Mayors and county executives

    Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani in 2009

    Current

    Former

    Municipal executive officials

    Sheriff David Clarke in 2016

    Current

    Municipal legislators

    Current

    Former

    Retired U.S. military personnel

    General Robert C. Oaks in 1986
    Vice Admiral Jerry L. Unruh in 1988
    General Burwell B. Bell III in 2011

    Retired U.S. Air Force personnel

    Retired U.S. Army personnel

    Retired U.S. Coast Guard personnel

    Retired U.S. Marine Corps personnel

    Retired U.S. Navy personnel

    International political figures

    Current heads of state and government

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in 2016
    Czech President Miloš Zeman in 2013

    Cambodia

    Hungary

    Czech Republic

    Zimbabwe

    Former Heads of state and government

    Australia

    Estonia

    National ministers and secretaries

    India

    Serbia

    United Kingdom

    Members of national and supranational parliaments

    Gen. Sir David Richards at the NATO Summit in Chicago, Illinois, in 2012.

    Australia

    Belgium

    Canada

    Denmark

    France

    Greece

    Israel

    Norway

    Russia

    Kenya

    United Kingdom

    Regional ministers, legislators, and party leaders

    Nigel Farage in 2014
    French party leader and MEP Marine Le Pen in 2014

    Australia

    Belgium

    Crimea

    Czech Republic

    Estonia

    France

    Germany

    Indonesia

    Italy

    Morocco

    Poland

    Sweden

    Slovenia

    United Kingdom

    Former regional ministers, legislators, and party leaders

    Australia

    Canada

    France

    Israel

    Norway

    Russia

    Notable individuals

    Commentators, writers, filmmakers and columnists

    Political columnist Ann Coulter in 2012
    Journalist Michelle Malkin in 2008
    Journalist Milo Yiannopoulos in 2013

    Businesspeople

    Businesswoman Linda McMahon in 2009
    Investor Wilbur Ross in 2016
    Entrepreneur Peter Thiel in 2014

    Political strategists

    Radio hosts

    Radio host Laura Ingraham speaking at CPAC in 2015

    Religious leaders

    Christian activist Ralph Reed in 2011

    Republican Party figures

    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus in 2011

    Social and political activists

    Former president of the Heritage Foundation Edwin Feulner in 2008
    Conservative activist 'Joe the Plumber' in 2008

    University and academic figures

    Walter Block speaking in 2008
    Thomas DiLorenzo speaking in 2006
    Victor Hanson lecturing in 2005

    Current

    Former

    Lawyers

    Other

    Celebrities

    Actors and comedians

    Chuck Norris in 2015
    Adult entertainers

    Athletes and sports figures

    Archery/Shooting

    Baseball

    Basketball

    Bodybuilding

    Boxing, mixed martial arts and pro wrestling

  • Don King[670]
  • Dutch Mantel[671]
  • Holly Holm[672]
  • Hulk Hogan[673]
  • Jerry Lawler[674]
  • Kane (wrestler)[675]
  • Kevin Nash[676]
  • Mark Calaway[677]
  • Miesha Tate[678]
  • Mike Tyson[526]
  • Nick Dinsmore[676]
  • Nikolai Volkoff[679]
  • Royce Gracie[680]
  • Shawn Michaels[676]
  • Tito Ortiz[681]
  • Zeb Colter[682]
  • Football

    Golf

    Ice skating

    Ice hockey

    Racing

    Track and field

    Media personalities and socialites

    Singers and musicians

    Newspapers, magazines, and other media

    National organizations

    State and local organizations

    Log Cabin Republican chapters that endorsed Donald Trump for the 2016 United States presidential election.

    Labor unions

    U.S. State Political parties

    Minor Political parties