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Antonio Sabato Jr. Claims Supporting Donald Trump Got Him 'Blacklisted' in Hollywood

Antonio Sabato Jr.

Antonio Sabato Jr.

Antonio Sabato Jr. (ex-Jagger, General Hospital; ex-Dante, The Bold and the Beautiful; ex-Jack, Melrose Place) is speaking out on being a Republican in Hollywood. The actor, who spoke at the Republican National Convention in 2016, has alleged that Tinseltown reprimanded him for his speech. 

In a recent interview with Variety, the former GOP congressional candidate claimed that his public support of Donald Trump cost him his career. The actor stated:

I had to sell everything. I had to pay all my debts. I was blacklisted. All my representatives left me, from agents to managers to commercial agents. I literally had to move, find a new job to survive and take care of my kids. It’s been terrible. It’s mind-blowing. It’s a disgrace. It’s tough, because if you’re in that environment in Hollywood and you have something to say that they don’t like, they’re going to let you know.

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Sabato now works in construction in Florida, but maintains his political views. He commented:

I was the first celebrity to come out and talk about the president, and he had my vote from day one. I was the first one to say he was going to win. My integrity is intact. What I believe in is still intact. What doesn’t break you makes you stronger–that’s what they say. So I’m stronger than ever, and I didn’t have to lie about who I am.

He came under fire in 2016 for falsely claiming President Barack Obama was a Muslim. He appeared on Fox & Friends in February and asserted that conservatives were being assaulted all over the country, which he compared to his alleged blacklisting.