Did Leonardo DiCaprio just dump President Barack Obama in favor of Donald Trump? An alleged tweet by the Academy Award-winning actor reveals that he will be supporting the Republican nominee after meeting with the president.
The tweet first appeared on an article by HitPolitics.com claiming that DiCaprio had endorsed Trump. It was suggested that the actor arrived at the decision after meeting the president last month.
According to Snopes however, the tweet is nothing more than a hoax. It is highly unlikely that Leonardo DiCaprio, a staunch liberal and a climate change advocate, could change his political views overnight.
HitPolitics.com did not include a link to the post and the message itself is lacking a time stamp. Furthermore, the tweet does not appear anywhere in DiCaprio’s Twitter feed. This means that the actor could not have possible posted it.
Does Leonardo DiCaprio Support Donald Trump?
While DiCaprio did meet with President Obama in September, it was to discuss climate change issues. Not to discuss the Hollywood A-listers choice of candidate in November. The has president also appeared on the actor’s global warming documentary “Before The Flood.”
The actor’s political advocacy has been exclusively tied to global warming. This in turn made him support the Democrats every single election.
Given this fact, if DiCaprio were to choose a candidate right this instant, his choice would be Hillary Clinton and not Trump. While Clinton calls climate change “an urgent threat and a defining challenge of our time”, Trump’s position on the subject have been largely mixed.
A final nail in the coffin for DiCaprio’s alleged support for Trump, he was set to host a fundraiser for Clinton. He later bowed out of the event however, stating conflicts in his schedule as the reason.
Aside from Leonardo DiCaprio, many Hollywood elites have announced that they will be supporting Hillary Clinton. Among them are Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West.