‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Slams Media For Missing ‘Trump Train’ At RNC

July 19th, 2016 10:43 AM

The media are out of touch with “regular folks,” according to Duck Dynasty star and CEO Willie Robertson.

The reality TV star addressed the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio Monday in support GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

“It’s been a rough year for the media experts. It must be humbling to be so wrong about so much for so long,” he said to cheers from the RNC crowd.

Robertson explained his “theory” about how the media “missed the Trump train.”

“They don’t hang out with regular folks like us, who like to hunt and fish and pray and actually work for a living,” he said. “Heck, I don't even know that they know how to talk to people from iddle America. I mean, when I tell them I'm from Louisiana, they really start talking real slow and real loud.” Video below.

He went to list three things he shared in common with Trump: “We’re both successful businessmen,” “we both have had hit television shows” and “we both have intelligent wives who are much better looking than we are.”

Throughout his speech, Robertson praised Trump.

“America is in a bad spot,” he warned, “And we need a president who will have our back. And I can promise you this, no matter who you are, Donald Trump will have your back.”

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Robertson has made headlines in the past, such as when he slammed “sweeping” gun control calls last October.

But his latest point about the media resonated with some journalists. 

"Robertson might have been exaggerating just a tad about journalists' slow, loud talking," wrote Washington Post reporter Callum Borchers, "but his point about not hanging out with 'regular folks' from middle America is one that even some reporters would acknowledge as valid."