By Judy Kurtz - 10/06/15 02:08 PM EDT
Wayne Newton is placing his bets on Donald Trump.
The entertainer known as “Mr. Las Vegas” appeared on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday and voiced his support for the GOP presidential candidate.
“I love Donald, and he would make a great president,” Newton told hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Steve Doocy, and Brian Kilmeade.
“Number one, he tells the truth,” said Newton. “Number two, he’s been where most of these guys want to be, in terms of riding on his own plane. He doesn’t have to worry about what hotels he stays in, he doesn’t have to worry about how his family gets to Hawaii, so on and so forth.”
“I could give you so many reasons,” the 73-year-old “Danke Schoen” singer continued. “But most of all, most important I think for Mr. Trump, is he tells it like it is.”
“Look, we can talk about these radicals all we want, but it’s my opinion, and I heard [Trump] say this too: They’re only going to be as radical as we let them be.”
The real estate mogul tweeted his thanks, writing:
.@WayneNewtonMrLV Wayne, such a pleasant surprise--so nice. Thank you very much.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 6, 2015
Newton also praised some other Republican White House hopefuls, saying he “loves” former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
“I think all of them are really quality, quality people,” said Newton. Noting that he campaigned for former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, the Vegas showman said Jeb Bush “would make an incredible president.”