WATCH: Willie Nelson Laughs at Public Shock That He Supports Democrats

NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 04: Legendary Recording Artist Willie Nelson speaks onstage at his album premier on April 4, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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Country music legend Willie Nelson was a guest on The View Tuesday, and he told Joy Behar he simply “[doesn’t] care” about Trump supporters who disagree.

After announcing that he would headline a benefit concert for Beto O’Rourke’s campaign against incumbent Senator Ted Cruz, Willie Nelson has been “getting a lot of flak.” However, the 85-year-old artist finds the whole thing humorous. “I love flak,” he said. “We’re not happy til they’re not happy.”

“You’re making headlines yourself with your politics,” co-host Joy Behar said of Nelson’s public support for O’Rourke. “People are shocked at that, that you would support a Democrat. Why? Why? Do they have some misunderstanding of you?”

“I guess so, because I’ve been supporting Democrats all my life,” Nelson laughed. “I haven’t hidden it that much.” It is true: Nelson has never made his politics secret. He has shown support for both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders and campaigned extensively for marijuana legalization.

For Nelson’s full remarks, check out the video below:


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