Speaking out for immigration, small businesses, health insurance, and NAFTA.

Updated August 4:

After appearing at the Republican National Convention in support of Donald J. Trump, actor Antonio Sabato Jr. is speaking out about how he’s been treated in Hollywood and online. “On Twitter, there’s been name calling, and celebrities attacking me. That’s fine. I see it, but I don’t read it. I block them and delete them and move on,” Sabato said in an interview with Variety. Sabato Jr. also indicated that he’s lost work over backing Trump. “I’ve had fantastic directors who have said officially to my agents and managers they will never hire me again. They will never even see me for projects. That’s unfair. It’s just like Communism.” It hasn’t dissuaded the actor though, who goes on to note, “I will keep fighting for what I believe, and I will keep looking for work. My work and my life is based on God. My leader, the one I look up to, is Jesus Christ.”

At the convention Sabato Jr. said that he was, “Concerned about our country’s future, I am concerned about my children’s future, and I believe we need Donald Trump.” Kimberlin Brown spoke about being a small business owner, “I am a member of California’s Business Women for Trump, and we are comprised of farmers, doctors, small business owners, attorneys, and women in just about every field, race and ethnicity. Women for Trump.”

Watch both Sabato Jr and Brown’s speeches from the convention right here on Soaps.com

Original Story July 14:

Kimberlin Brown (Sheila Carter, “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless”) and Antonio Sabato Jr. (Jagger Cates, “General Hospital” and Dante Damiano, “B&B”) will both speak for Donald Trump at the upcoming Republican National Convention. The convention takes place from July 18 until the 21 in Cleveland, Ohio. Also speaking includes former NFL player Tim Tebow, Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White, and political figures such as Governor Chris Christie and Newt Gingrich.

Brown is not only an actress, but a small business owner and avocado farmer. In May she spoke at a “Women in Business for Trump” rally about why she was supporting the candidate. “As a small business person we can’t afford any longer to provide health insurance,” Brown said. She indicated that they used to provide their employees with it, but no longer can afford to. She also felt that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), “sold out Hollywood” and that, “NAFTA truly affected the entertainment industry.”

Sabato Jr., who was born in Rome, Italy, and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1996, supports Trump due to his stance on immigration and illegal aliens. “I came here legally here to the United States from Italy, and I’m legal,” he said speaking on MSNBC to Frances Rivera. “Everybody is walking over the border, or crawling, or coming illegally, and it’s an illegal issue… This country needs protection. In some parts, there’s nothing there at all and everybody just walking in.”

Recently Antonio Sabato Jr. appeared with the Chippendale Dancers on stage at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. In addition to being a small business owner and farmer, Kimberlin Brown has contributed to The Design Network.

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