‘Duck Dynasty’ Family Splits on Trump vs. Cruz

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump won the coveted endorsement of fellow reality-TV star Willie Robertson, the CEO of Duck Commander best known for his appearances on A&E’s Duck Dynasty. “Mr. Trump is a real leader,” Robertson said in a Thursday night statement, as he joined Trump at a Las Vegas rally. “He represents success and strength, two attributes our country needs. Like me, he is a successful businessman and family man and I endorse his candidacy for president of the United States.”

Willie’s endorsement of Trump mirrors the growing rift among Republicans, however, as his own father, Phil Robertson, endorsed the business mogul’s main Republican rival, Ted Cruz.

—Andrew Kirell