Actor and martial artist Chuck Norris penned his support for Donald Trump in a new op-ed, in which he also takes a few jabs at Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Norris, who has starred in several movies and the popular TV show "Walker, Texas Ranger," writes for WND.com
he is backing Trump for president.
"This weekend, as I sat watching Dinesh D'Souza's new documentary, 'Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party,' a must-see for all patriots across our country, I was thinking again about the monumental consequences of another Clinton presidency," Norris writes.
"I also thought: If reluctant Republicans and other freedom-loving citizens don't rally now behind GOP nominee Donald Trump, we could elect Hillary by default, or by those who merely stay at home on Election Day."
Norris writes that he supported former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in his 2008 presidential bid, and he did so again when Huckabee was in the 2016 race.
"After Mike dropped out, I decided to wait until the people chose the candidate they wanted as their next president," Norris writes. "Then, I would wholeheartedly support that candidate, which is now Donald Trump."
The six-time undefeated world professional middleweight karate champion then recalled the first and only time he's met Trump, 42 years ago at the world karate championships.
"When I met him, he asked me why I was retiring. I answered, 'Donald, I'm 34-
years-old and I've held the world title for six years. I want to retire a winner.'
Donald thought for a second, and then said, 'That makes sense to me.' I liked him. He was very friendly and sincere."
Norris added that people who might not like Trump or his style "will be pleasantly surprised when he becomes the leader of our country."
"There is no doubt about it: A 'no' vote for Trump is a vote for Hillary," Norris writes. "Any way you boil it down, that's the end result. And every last person across America needs to sincerely reflect upon the fact if they want to vote for Hillary by merely staying home on Election Day. That is what she's hoping for."
Norris made headlines in the spring when he voiced his support
for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's decision to have Texas State Guard monitor a U.S. military exercise in the state this summer.
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